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Jade & Nephrite

Long considered lucky in China, Jade has been prized for it's toughness and good looks.



There are two priniciple types of Jade: Nephrite Jade and Jadeite. Jadeite is slightly harder, and somewhat less common.

New Jade and New Burma Jade is a trade name for Serpentine, a translucent and handsome stone. We've put them here to make them easier to find.

Aventurine is a type of quartz, but because of it's handsome green colour, it is often confused for jade as well.