It is revered and feared in traditional Chinese culture as a very precious material. Nephrite jade and jadeite have been confused since their discovery despite having quite different chemical make ups. Nephrite jade is fragile and fibrous. The most common uses of jade in Western culture are in carvings, jewelry, and home décor. People use the nephrite jade to attract wealth and goodness in their house while they also wear the Nephrite Jade Jewelry. The majority of nephrite jade stones are found in these locations: Canada, New Zealand, China, Thailand, and Russia. These locations are far less common in other nations where they were also discovered: Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, Brazil, Poland, Zimbabwe, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.