Genuine Nephrite Jade Leaf Pendant Necklace
Beautiful 100% Canadian Jade Leaf Pendant on an adjustable necklace.
Green leaves depict hope, renewal, and revival.
Leaves are symbolic of fertility and growth.
In the Chinese tradition, the leaves of the Cosmic Tree (unites the sky with the earth and symbolizes wholeness) represent all of the beings in the universe.
This hand-carved pendant measures; 1.0"x 1.9" (24mm x 47mm)
The pendant comes on a fully adjustable braided cord.
Come complete in a handcrafted gift box.
All of our Jade is 100% Natural.
Please note that all natural stones are subject to variances in color, texture and size.
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!