Ever since approximately 5000 BCE Jade has been called the very best of all gemstones. As the "Stone of heavens" Jade symbolizes the five virtues of mankind, wisdom, justice, humility, compassion, and courage. Symbolsof the virtues were carved into the Jade, and so designated as power stone. The ancient Egyptians added to this power to gain and retain love. This was true of the ancient Mayas of Mexico as well. It is beneficial against intestinal gasses, and it strengthens the stomach. When worn three months into a pregnancy it will promote a feeling of inner peace.