BLACK JADE PENDANT
A stunning South Australian Black Jade Pendant. This pendant is beautifully designed and has been highly polished to a mirror finish. Jade from Cowell is world famous for being the best black Nephrite Jade in the world. This piece is amazing to hold and being the toughest stone around, a very practical pendant for daily wear. It comes with a black cord necklace and pouch. A treasure of a gift for yourself or someone you think very highly of, equally suitable for a male or female. Once you wear Jade it is hard to be without it, something about this stone is special and you definitely notice if you take it off.
This Jade is from Cowell, South Australia, Australia.
4.5cm x 2.6cm x 1cm, 9g.
Toughest Natural Stone in the World
The toughness of Nephrite Jade is remarkable. It has a strength greater than steel and was put to work by many early civilizations for axes, knives and weapons. It was later that jade became a symbolic stone used in ornaments and other religious artifacts during the eons.
Today jade is still valued for its beauty. Its many colours are appreciated, but its the emerald green colour that jadeite produces so well, that is highly sought after by artwork collectors. This emerald green jade called “Imperial Jade” is coloured by chromium. Other colours are influenced by iron (green and brown) and manganese is thought to produce the violet colours. Nephrite is found in few colours black, green and creamy white, while jadeite can have the full range of jade’s colours.