JADE PENDANT GREENSTONE 001
Outstanding Jade Pendant Greenstone 001 Carving. This piece has been carved by one of the very best Jade carvers in Australia. The stone is from British Columbia, beautiful translucent Green Nephrite Jade. The Necklace cord is adjustable made of quality black twine. This pendant also comes with a drawstring pouch to make a great gift. 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. Some photos are backlit.
This Jade is from British Columbia, Canada.
6.4cm x 0.5cm x 0.7cm, 4.57g, including cord.
The Name Jade
Jade is a name that was applied to ornamental stones that were being brought to Europe from China and Central America. It wasn’t until 1863 that it was realized that Jade was being applied to two different minerals. The two minerals are both exquisite for the purposes that jade is put to task and are hard to distinguish from each other. Now both are called Jade.
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 colors are appreciated, but its the emerald green color that jadeite produces so well, that is highly sought after by artwork collectors. This emerald green jade called “Imperial Jade” is colored by chromium. Other colors are influenced by iron (green and brown) and manganese is thought to produce the violet colors. Nephrite is found in few colours black, green and creamy white, while jadeite can have the full range of jade’s colors.