Nature of Jade I

Chemical and physical structure of Jade

Pure Jade is pure white. All variations are due to the presence of several metals in the crystalline structure. Some metals found are iron, chromium, vanadium, magnesium..etc..

There are two types of Jade: It consists of two separate silicate mineral species, nephrite and the less common jadeite

Found in modest Quantities around China in ancient times. Concentrations can also be found in Photon and Yarland in the mountainous Western China, currently autonomous regions north of Tibet and close to Eastern Iran. Also known as "Old Jade" to Chinese collectors
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Known as "New Jade". Fine bright jewelry material that originates in Burma. Also found in other regions.
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The toughness of Jade is its defining mineralogical physical property.
Nature of Jade I
Nature of Jade II