Genuine Canadian Nephrite Jade Guanyin Head Pendant Beaded Necklace
Hand-carved 100% Canadian Nephrite Jade Guanyin head pendant and bead necklace.
Guanyin, Buddhist bodhisattva, a Goddess of Compassion, Mercy and Kindness. Also, is considered to be a mother-goddess and patron of seamen.
The Guanyin head measures approximately 1.8" (45mm) in size.
There are one 10mm and eighty-four 8mm nephrite jade beads.
These beads will hang approximately 25" (63.5cm) before the Guanyin drop.
All of our Jade is 100% natural.
Please note that all natural stones are subject to variances in color, texture and size. Also note that monitor settings may vary from computer to computer and may distort the actual color.
Ships within 2 days after receiving cleared payment with tracking number.
Canada; 2-8 Business days
United States; 2-4 Business days
International; 5-22 Business days
What is Jade?
The term 'Jade' is commercially applied to 2 different metamorphic rocks; Nephrite and Jadeite.
Nephrite, the original jade, is an amphibole. It dates back 8,000 years with its first use in ancient China. The toughest natural stone due to its felted interlocking fibers.
Jadeite, jade's considerably younger counterpart is pyroxene with a more crystalline structure.
Canadian Nephrite Jade
Nephrite Jade comes in a variety of colors. Our stunning Nephrite Jade is mined along the coast range of British Columbia.
It is world renown for being the brightest, hardest, greenest Nephrite Jade ever found. The stunning green ranges from lighter apple green to rich emerald green to near black.
We grade our Nephrite Jade on its natural quality, not its type of treatment like Jadeite does.
Clarity describes the absence of inclusions and fractures in the jade. For grading purposes, the richer the color and depth of translucency, the finer the Jade.
Beware of the many green stones on the market being sold as Nephrite Jade; dyed quartz and serpentine are the most common.
Remember, Nephrite Jade is as individual as you!