Jade was and is a sacred stone in China. Its receptive qualities promote love, healing, longevity, and wisdom. They are good gardening stones. Ancient instruments were carved of jade. Jade is believed to have the power over the weather. In New Zealand, a land untouched by time, jade images of ancestral figures are worn in ceremonies. The stone is protective and will guard against accidents. The Chinese sensed in jade the power to prolong life. Mayans wore jade amulets to guard against kidney disease and bladder problems.