Jadeite Necklace

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Jadeite is one of the minerals recognized as gemstone jade. (The other is Nephrite) The name Jadeite comes from the Spanish phrase “piedra de ijada” which means “stone of the side”. It was believed to cure kidney stones if rubbed against the afflicted person’s side. Jadeite’s interlocking crystalline structure and its chemistry produce intense colors and glassy finishes. Its translucence can be anywhere from entirely solid through opaque to almost clear. Variations in color and translucence are often found even within a single specimen. Jadeite’s color ranges from white through pale apple green to deep jade green but can be blue-green, pink, lavender, yellow and a multitude of other rare colors. It’s found in Myanmar (Burma), Guatemala, and California.

8mm Jadeite bead necklace

14mm two side beads

Center bead measures: 1″ inch in width

Push button Clasp

18″ in Length

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