Canadian Jade Nephrite Palmstone
Jade is one of two gemstones, Nephrite or Jadeite.
Nephrite Jade, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, is found in many countries, predominantly in Western Canada. It is referred to historically as Chinese Jade, or The Stone of Heaven, revered by the Chinese for more than 5,000 years. Nephrite is prized for its special qualities — its extreme toughness, (the toughest of any natural stone), its alluring translucency and its smooth polished feel. Colours of Nephrite Jade range from pure white to all different shades of green.
These lovely examples are from Canada and the green is stunning.
Each Palmstone is approximately 5 cm.