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Beautiful Guatemalan apple green jadeite cabuchon set on sterling silver as a pendant. Hinge between bail and pendant, adding movement to the piece. One of a kind.

Length: 3.2 cm
Width (jade): 1.5 cm; Width (hinge): 2 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Weight: 8 gr

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What does sterling silver mean?
It means .925 parts of pure silver and .075 parts of a different metal, usually copper, giving the silver the needed maleability so it can be worked.

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Jadeite Gemstone Information

Jadeite is a pyroxene mineral and one of the two types of pure jade. The other is known as nephrite jade. Jadeite is the rarer of the two jades
The history of jadeite goes back several thousand years when it was first used to make weapons and tools because of its toughness. Jadeite was highly prized by the Mayans and Aztecs,
Jadeite ranges in color. It occurs in green, white, orange, yellow, lavender, gray and black. The most reliable method of identifying jadeite from other substances is by testing its specific gravity. Nephrite emits a musical tone when it is struck, whereas jadeite does not.
The main source of jadeite is Myanmar (Burma). Jadeite has also been found in Guatemala
most valuable jadeite is translucent. Uneven color distribution can often be mistaken for inclusions.
Jadeite should not be confused with aventurine,
Serpentine looks similar to jadeite, but serpentine is softer, less dense and feels greasy to the touch.
The Mayans and Aztecs believed that jadeite could cure pains in the side of the body.
jadeite was used from prehistoric periods for hardstone carving. Jadeite has about the same hardness as quartz.

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Guatemalan apple green jadeite cabuchon set on sterling silver as a pendant, handmade, unique design

$95.00

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