Burma Jade is a variety of jade, called jadeite, which is produced in the nation of Burma. Most of the jadeite mined in Burma is transported to other nations, mainly Asia, for use in jewelry and other products. The jadeite found in the northern regions are of the highest quality in the world.
In the Chinese culture jade holds a significant place as it is considered to be a bridge between heaven and hell. There is a belief that wearing jade will protect the wearer from disasters.