It Comes from the Vivid Colors of Birds’ Feathers
Burmese Jadeite entered China in Ming dynasty. Due to its colorful feature, Burmese Jadeite has become widely popular, and was named after kingfisher, a type of bird with vividly colored feathers. Male kingfishers are called “Fei” in Chinese, which means “red bird” and truthfully reflects the color of their feathers. Green-feathered female kingfishers, on the other hand, are called “Tsui”, which, unsurprisingly, means “green bird”. Together, the male and female kingfishers formed the appellation “Fei-Tsui”, which refers to “Jadeite” in Chinese.
There are different colors of jade, including white jade as creamy as milk, black jade as dark as ink, yellow jade as warm as sunshine, purple jade as pretty as flower, light green jade as luscious as green apple, clear jade as transparent as glass, and of course, there is jade in the most well-known mysterious dark green color, that brings every jade lover into a magical world.