Frequently asked questions about jade eggs

  1. I heard many jade eggs are fake. Do you have any pictures of fake jade eggs for my reference?
  2. I purchased one set of jade eggs that was marketed as "water jade" and "xiuyan jade" from another merchant.The eggs changed color after a few weeks. Why the eggs change color? Is it safe to use these eggs?
  3. Do you provide user instructions for jade egg practice?
  4. What is "helu jade"? Is "helu jade" a real jade?
  5. Is your mine certified nephrite jade mine?
  6. Is your genuine nephrite jade egg 100% natural color, no treatment and blenching?
  7. Is serpentine (called Xiuyan jade in China) true jade?
  8. How to clean & care for nephrite jade eggs?
  9. Where to buy your genuine nephrite jade eggs? I am not a reseller but an individual who only wants to buy 1 or 2 eggs.
  10. I heard that many jade eggs on the market are fake, how can I know if a jade egg is fake jade?
  11. Why my genuine nephrite jade egg has blemishes?
  12. I'd like to purchase a medium yoni jade egg. I don't see an option to purchase through your site. Not sure if I am missing something?
  13. I need help in knowing what size to buy, can you help me?


Q: I heard many jade eggs are fake. Do you have any pictures of fake jade eggs for my reference?
A: Well, if you Google "jade eggs", you will find many"jade eggs". If the description is "jade egg" only, without mentioning the stone type, no hardness and specific density data nor reflective index data, most likly the "jade eggs" are FAKE.
Hardness, specific density, reflective index of real nephrite jade are 6.0 - 7.0, 2.7 - 3.0, and 1.65- 1.67 respectively.

Pictures of some fake "jade eggs" are provided below for your reference. If any jade egg looks like one of those in the pictures below, highly possible it is FAKE. Hope your jade eggs are NOT one of these types.





Q: I purchased one set of jade eggs that was marketed as "water jade" and "xiuyan jade" from another merchant.The eggs changed color after a few weeks. Why the eggs change color? Is it safe to use these eggs?
A: The eggs you purchased are not real jade, but fake that are actually made of serpentine, a translucent soft and loose marble stone. Serpentine is often used as jade simulant in China and is often marketed as "water jade", "new jade", "xiuyan jade", "xiuyu jade", "serpentine jade", "nephrite serpentine jade", or just "jade eggs" without mentioning the actual stone name.

Serpentine is a soft and loose marble stone. Some serpentine stones, particulaly those light green serpentine stones, usually will de-color (changing color) when contacting with moisture and air. This de-coloring is called "zuosui" in Chinese and is a well-known phenomenon in fake jade products made of serpentine. The de-coloring is caused by the reactions of the soft and loose serpentine marble stone with moisture in the presence of air.
While there is no scientific data yet to prove the serpentine is hazardous, we strongly sugggest you do NOT use your ligtt green serpentine eggs. Considering the intimate usage, any stone that de-colors over time is NOT suitable for yoni eggs.


Q: Do you provide user instructions for jade egg practice?
A: We are a manufacturer. We focus on our strength in jade egg making while leaving jade egg practice coaching to other experts. You can easiy find jade egg trainers and coaches if you Google "jade egg practice".

If what you need is just some simple information about how to use jade eggs, we have a short user instructions for you. Please click the link below to download the pdf file.

Yoni Egg User Instructions

Don't wear fake jade eggs made of marble stones, wear real nephrite jade eggs.



Q: What is "helu jade"? Is "helu jade" a real jade?
A: Recently a few people ask us about "helu jade". They ask: what is "helu jade"? Is "helu jade" a real jade?

Frankly speaking, before receiving such questions, we have NEVER heard such name "helu jade". There is NO "helu jade" as far as we know. Since people ask this question, and some of them mention there are "helu jade eggs" sold at Amazon marketplace, we felt curious about this "helu jade", and wonder how this name was created.

After a thorough investigation, we now know what is the reality of this "helu jade".

First, answers to the 2 questions above:
1) "helu jade" is actually serpentine ("xiuyu" in Chinese), a variant of marble stone.
2) "helu jade" is not a real jade, but fake jade or called jade simulant.

"helu jade" was first used by a Chinese company in northern China to market their serpentine stone eggs. Because "new jade", "xiuyan jade" etc. are gradually recognized by customers that these type of products are fake jade, so a new name "helu jade" was invented, but it is exactly the same fake jade type made of serpentine, a variant of marble stone.
Currently there are a few merchants sell "helu jade eggs" at Amazon and probably a few other marketplaces as well. Some of these merchants may not know "helu jade" is a fake jade due to the fact that they get the eggs from Chinese suppliers that may not provide correct production information.

Since you read this article, you now know what is a "helu jade".

Don't wear fake jade eggs made of marble stones, wear real nephrite jade eggs.




Q: Is your mine certified nephrite jade mine?

A: We received quite a lot very similar questions like this. At beginning, we are quite puzzled by this question, and do not understand why this question is asked and how a mine can be "certified". We did some research, then found why this question is asked: there are some people claim their "jade eggs" are from a "“certified nephrite mine".

Just a friendly reminder: if anyone tells you that his mine is “certified” nephrite mine. then be very careful, it is very fishy. There is NO "certified nephrite jade mine". This term is just a marketing term.

We can certify a stone or stone egg is “nephrite”, but we can never certify a mine is “nephrite mine”. Nobody can do that. A nephrite mine could produce 100 tons of stones, but only 10 tons are nephrite, all others are just rocks. So, “certified nephrite mine” means nothing, nobody use this term in our industry. Just like diamond, we know there are always diamond certificates, but never "certified diamond mine". "Certified diamond mine" or "certified nephrite jade mine" means nothing, is just a marketing language.

Even if we know the mine can produce nephrite, but because there are so many steps, from the nephrite mining, transportation, exporting, shipping to the factory, producing the product, then for the products to the customer’s hand, the nephrite could be switched at any of such steps. This is another reason that “certified nephrite mine” is nonsense.

Our nephrite jade is from northern BC of Canada, at Cassiar mountain area. We ship the stones directly from Canada to our factory in China, make the products, then ship the products directly to our customers. All steps are controlled by us, and we CERTIFY the products are genuine and 100% natural nephrite jade.

Buy real nephrite jade eggs, do not buy fake jade eggs.




Q: Is your genuine nephrite jade egg 100% natural color, no treatment and blenching?

A: Yes, the color, shade, tone,and texture etc. of our genuine nephrite jade eggs are all natural. The eggs are manually carved and polished from genuine nephrite jade without using any chemical treatment and dyeing.

Nephrite jade eggs have variations in color, shade, tone, pattern and texture. Even from the same batch, the jade eggs may be cut from same boulders or from different boulders, or from boulders mined from different nephrite veins. Every genuine nephrite egg is different from each other. That is the beautify of nephrite, a gift from the GOD to us. We guarantee all eggs are genuine nephrite jade eggs without any chemical treatment or dyeing, but we cannot guarantee the eggs you purchase look the same as the ones showed in the pictures.




Q: Is serpentine (called Xiuyan jade in China) true jade?
A: Serpentine is called Xiuyan jade, or Xiuyu jade, or new jade in China, and is often used as nephrite replacement. Is serpentine (or Xiuyan jade or Xiuyu jade, or new jade) a true jade?

The answer is NO.

There are only 2 TRUE jades: nephrite and jadeite.

Serpentine is a group of related minerals including antigorite and chrysotile. Serpentine is often translucent, has various colors including: white, yellow, green, gray, brown, etc. Serpentine has greasy, waxy, or silky look. Mohs hardness of serpentine is 2 - 5, a very soft stone. The two most common members of the serpentine group are:
Antigorite - (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4
Chrysotile - Mg3Si2O5(OH)4

Serpentine is very soft. You can easily scratch the surface of serpentine with a metal nail. Serpentine changes color over time which is called "zuoshui" in China, indicating the change of mineral composition over time.

Nephrite jade consists of calcium- and magnesium-rich amphibole mineral actinolite with mineral formula of : Ca2(FeMg)5(OH)2(Si4O11)2.
Nephrite jade is a very hard and very strong stone, with Mohs hardness of 6.0 - 7.0. Nephrite jade is harder than steel. You CANNOT scratch the surface of nephrite with a metal nail.
Color of nephrite jade can be white, green, gray, brown, yellow, black etc.

Because of the color similarity, serpentine is often used in China to make fake nephrite jade products.9 out of 10 "jade eggs" on the market are fake jade eggs made of serpentine or other marble stones.




Q: How to clean & care for nephrite jade eggs?
A: Please sanitize nephrite jade eggs before your first use.
After use, clean, dry, wrap it in a soft cloth, and then store it in the provided pouch.

You can sanitize it by washing with soap then rinsing thoroughly with clean water, or boiling, brushing it.

Nephrite is harder than steel because it has a tightly packed interwoven fibrous structure that makes it very tough, strong and dense.
Nephrite jade is heavier than most stones. This makes it a perfect choice as yoni egg.

So, don't worry to damage your nephrite jade egg. It is very strong.
For fake jade eggs such as the one in the picture below that is made from serpentine, if boiling the stone egg, it may de-color. That is why some web sites warn "Not boil the stone egg as the stone might loose some of its properties". In other words, if a seller tells you do not boil the "jade egg", the "jade egg" is fake jade egg (jade simulant).
There are only 2 types of jades: nephrite and jadeite. Both are very strong and very dense. Boiling or brush cannot damage nephrite or jadeite.




Q: Where to buy your genuine nephrite jade eggs? I am not a reseller but an individual who only wants to buy 1 or 2 eggs.
A: If you are looking for 1 or 2 eggs only, you can purchase from a reseller for example from:
Genuine Jade LLC Shop
Etsy.com
Amazon.com: Genuine Jade LLC
Or please search for "nephrite jade egg" or "Genuine Jade LLC" at Amazon.com or Etsy.com.





Q: I heard that many jade eggs on the market are fake, how can I know if a jade egg is fake jade?
A: Many merchants and suppliers have a tendency to call any green or white-looking stone or any translucent stone "jade", when it may really just be onyx, serpentine, 2 variants of marble stones.

We reviewed 10 websites that sell "jade eggs", only 1 out of the 10 sites has genuine nephrite jade eggs. All other 9 sites are actually selling fake jade eggs made from green or white-looking onyx or serpentine.

There are only 2 types of true (real) jades: nephrite and jadeite. All other so-called "jades" are jade simulants, imitation jades or fake jade.

Before you purchase jade eggs from a supplier, ask following questions:
  1. Are the "jade eggs" are genuine nephrite jade eggs?
  2. If the answer is "yes", ask for lab. test data about specific density, mohs hardness, and refractive index.
  3. Where is the original source of the rough nephrite stones?
Specific density, mohs hardness, and refractive index of genuine nephrite stone are 2.8 - 3.1, 6.0-7.0, and 1.606 - 1.632 respectively. Genuine nephrite jade is harder and heavier than most fake jade stones, and harder and heavier than even steel.

It is not difficult to tell whether a “jade egg” is fake or not if you compare it with a genuine nephrite jade egg: Nephrite jade egg feels heavier than fake jade egg. You can easily tell the difference when you hold the eggs. Or you can use a metal nail to scratch the surface. You can leave a scratch mark on a fake jade egg but you cannot leave any permanent scratch mark on a nephrite jade egg, because fake jade egg is softer than metal while nephrite jade is harder than metal.




Q: Why my genuine nephrite jade egg has blemishes?
A: Our genuine nephrite jade eggs are manually carved and polished from 100% natural and genuine nephrite jade without using any chemical treatment of dyeing. The blemishes are natural inclusions of the nephrite jade, which form signature and unique tone of the jade eggs.

Because of the nature of the nephrite jade and manual carving and polishing process, genuine nephrite jade eggs have variations in color, shade, tone, pattern and texture. Some eggs may be cut from one large boulder of nephrite jade rough stone, while other eggs are cut from another boulder. Jade eggs cut from different boulders, even from the same nephrite mine and from the same nephrite vein, are different in color, shade, tone, pattern and texture. Even cut from the same boulder of nephrite rough stone, jade eggs are different from each other. The colour, shade, tone and texture of each piece is unique and is the ONLY one in the world.

Therefore, please do not feel surprised when you see the nephrite jade eggs delivered to you have variations in color, shade, tone, pattern and texture, or have blemishes. Even from the same batch, the jade eggs may be cut from same boulders or from different boulders, or from boulders mined from different nephrite veins. Every genuine nephrite egg is different from each other. That is the beautify and uniqueness of nephrite jade eggss.




Q: I'd like to purchase a medium yoni jade egg. I don't see an option to purchase through your site. Not sure if I am missing something?
A: If you are a reseller who want to buy more than 3 eggs for resell, please contact us using the contact information in this web site. We would be more than happy to help you.
If what you need is 1-2 eggs, you may want to check following online shops:
Genuine Jade LLC Shop
Etsy.com
Amazon.com: Genuine Jade LLC

Or please search for "nephrite jade egg" or "Genuine Jade LLC" at Amazon.com or Etsy.com.





Q: I need help in knowing what size to buy, can you help me?
A: While we are not expert in jade egg practice because we focus on our strength as a jade egg manufacturer, I would like to share some information we have with you to help you make decision.
  1. Medium size is the most popular size;
  2. Well known jade egg practice coaches offer mostly our medium size genuine nephrite jade eggs to their customers;
  3. 2-pcs set or 3-pcs set has better value and many individual customers purchase these value sets;
  4. You may also want to check the recent review (click the link below) about our medium size nephrite jade egg;
    Miss Ruby Review about our Genuine Nephrite jade Egg - Medium Size

  5. Some jade egg coaches recommend beginner users to start with large size first because large size is easier to feel and to hold, then use medium size, then small size.

    So, you may want to consider either having the medium size first, or getting one of the value sets for better value.

    Hope these information help.



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