Today Today we visited the Orchid Jade Shop in Doi Suthep. When we first arrived we were led to a video room where the manager of the shop gave a lecture on the history of jade. I have always thought that Jade is a beautiful precious stone but I never knew how precious it really is. There are six different colors of Jade and they each represent something different. Green-Prosperity, Red- long life, Lavender- good health, white-good luck, yellow- intelligence, and black means success. After the video the manager took us to the work area where there were several people working on Jade carvings. The manager introduced us to the oldest worker, who happened to be the individual who carved the emerald Buddha that we visited at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It was mind blowing to meet such a talented man. In front of his work area they had images of him working on the Buddha. The images in the picture above were taken as he worked on the emerald Buddha.