ONLY the minerals JADEIT, NEPHRIT and MAW SIT SIT belong to REAL JADE.

Today, countless green minerals and stones are offered as JADE, especially in the jewelry sector. especially “CHINA JADE” is usually only SERPENTINE (much softer and available in large quantities), there are also JADE imitations and imitations.

The JADE mineral NEPHRIT, like the mineral JADEIT, is very hard, thickly felted and tough. NEPHRIT is predominantly olive green to black in colors. JADEIT, on the other hand, can appear in all possible colors. The most famous JADEIT variety is the IMPERIAL or KAISER JADE from NORD BURMA – an emerald green, transparent JADEIT – good stones are incredibly expensive. 1 kg currently costs several million dollars!

This NEPHRITE rough stone is cut on one side, but NOT polished. The mineral is so hard and thickly felt that we need a special coolant to cut on the diamond saws – that is why the cut surface already appears to be polished.

The piece comes from the CASSIER MINE in BRITISH COLUMBIA – CANADA

Weight: 1.5 kilograms Dimensions: 15 x 11.5 x 5 cm


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