Nephrite Jade Stone Earrings
This elegant pair of jade stone earrings is hand crafted here in the US in Washington State. These are made from Jade sourced near Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. These are made on sterling silver plated wire.
Nephrite jade is one of two primary jade types. nephrite is a carbon silicate with iron, magnesium, chrome and calcium. Due to its interlocking fibrous structure, nephrite jade rarely breaks and is the toughest natural material known. It can vary from green and white through to swirling greens to black. The amount of iron within the rock determines its color, which ranges from white (no iron) to green – the more iron is present, the deeper the green.
Jadeite is the other. Jadeite is a silicate of sodium and aluminum, and is mined in mainly in Burma, Guatemala, and Russia. Structurally, jadeite is composed to interlocking crystals, which makes it less tough, but harder than nephrite. Whereas iron is the cause of nephrite's green color, in jadeite, this is due to the presence of chromium. In addition to green, jadeite can also be found in shades of white, brown, grey, blue, orange, red, black, and lavender.
Material: Nephrite Jade and sterling silver plated wire
Weight: 3.5 grams
Height: 34 mm (from top of wire to bottom of stone)
Width: 9.5 mm
Depth: 9.5 mm
Raw Material Source: British Columbia, Canada
Jade is a wonderful balancing stone. It is considered to be a lucky stone that offers good health, wealth, and love. Jade can help you realize your full potential and attain purposeful goals. Jade also helps lift stuffed-down emotional issues and bring them to light for resolution. Jade can be used as a dream-enhancer by slipping a chunk of it under your pillow or inside your pillowcase while sleeping. Keep a small chunk of jade inside a box or bowl where you empty your pockets into at the end of the day. Mingling jade with coins attracts more abundance.