oval shaped ladies pendant featuring a lilac coloured gemstone called lavender jadeLavender Jade Pendant | Stone Mania
oval shaped ladies pendant featuring a lilac coloured gemstone called lavender jade
oval shaped ladies pendant featuring a lilac coloured gemstone called lavender jade
oval shaped ladies pendant featuring a lilac coloured gemstone called lavender jade

Lavender Jade Pendant

Price: £27.99
Product Code: ROBP

 

 

Lavender Jade Pendant

 

 

Large sterling silver pendant featuring a purple coloured jadeite cabochon.  Jadeite and Nephrite jadeite are two stones both of which are found mostly in metamorphic rocks but each has a different chemical make-up.   Apart from the similarity in the name each stone can share very similar characteristics and even the experts can sometimes struggle to tell one from the other.  In some cases it's only possible to determine whether a stone is jadeite or nephrite through the use of technology.  Both stones in the vast majority of cases are referred to simply as jade because the word has been so widely used for so many years to describe both materials that it would now be far too difficult to start differentiating one from the other.

Nephrite jade is more common and less expensive than jadeite and mainly occurs in shades of grey and green but yellows, browns and white may also be present.  The fact that this jade stone exhibits a lavender/purple colour confirms that it is jadeite.  The finest grades of jadeite can be more expensive per carat than diamonds.  Chinese people once believed that if a green stone was exceptionally beautiful it must be jade.

This highly polished cabochon is the only jadeite stone that we currently have in our collection.  Mounted in a hand-crafted sterling silver setting it's a light weight and particularly eye-catching piece of jewellery.

Weight (grams) : 33
Size (cms) : 5.1 x 4 x 0.7

 

 

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