Slab = disc polished on one side.
REAL JADE – Black Amphibole Nephrite
The polished surface has such an intense mirror shine – to capture this with our camera – is unfortunately only partially successful.
So in natural high gloss black.
Nephrite belongs to the real jade minerals like jadeite and maw sit –
tough, compact, densely felted – therefore difficult to cut but super to polish.
The raw piece comes from the Jade Fields in Central Wyoming – USA
Weight: 370 g
Dim.: 11 x 10 x 2 cm
The “Black Jade”, cut as jewellery, is highly valued especially in Asia and sold at carat prices.
The last picture shows the backside – sawn but not polished.