14K Gold Jade Stone Ladies Ring
Total Weight: 8.3 grams
Ring Size: 5.75
Dimensions: slightly over 1" Length, 3/4" Width
According to bernadine.com:Jade Facts, Information and Description
Jade is listed as the Mystical birthstone for the month of March and the birthstone for the Sun Sign Virgo. See the birthstone tables for additional references to this stone. Jade may be given as a gem on the 12th 30th and 35th wedding anniversary.
Jade is the term applied to forms of jadeite and nephrite. These minerals are similar in appearance and a distinction between the two often was not made. But, because of its more intense color and translucency, jadeite now brings higher prices and is thought to be the true jade
The most valuable form of jade is known as imperial jade and comes from Myanmar, it is an emerald green color. Jades also appear in mottled green and white, and the rarer colors of yellow, pink, purple, and black. The range of greens are light to dark, creamy, grayish, and also white. A leek green variety called "Russian Jade" is found near Lake Baikal in Russia.
Jade is also found in Mexico, and Central and South America. Because of its smooth even texture, jade has long been a preferred material for carving and is usually cut into cabochons for jewelry.
The color of the stone is the most important factor but translucency and texture are important criteria determining price. Jade is a 6 1/2-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:
Thought to protect the kidneys, liver, spleen, heart, larynx, thymus, and thyroid. Ancient people thought that wearing jade would increase body strength and add longevity. Jade is an ancient symbol of love and virtue.
Please take note attributed "healing properties" are matter of "gem lore"... not proven Medical Fact... nor recommended medical advice.
The unusual marquis jade cabochon is set in hefty, sturdy, 14 K gold setting. Superb craftsmanship... Reasonably priced according to the value of the materials. Meaningful, heirloom gift of love and longevity.