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Jade

2 years ago 1163 Views

Welcome back! We thought we’d take the opportunity to write about jade because Jay will be presenting some new designs using this material, specifically Nephrite Jade, in our upcoming shows. But first, a little clarification is necessary when discussing Jade.

We apply the word “Jade” pretty loosely, like when we’re referring to a green stone from China that’s been carved into a figurine. But actually, there isn’t just one type of Jade, but two - Jadeite and Nephrite, each with their own distinct composition. However, in physical appearance, they look very much the same. It takes an expert to be able to see the difference, or a gem laboratory that can perform tests. It’s important to know that Jade can look very similar to chrysoprase, serpentine, aventurine, in addition to a few other stones.