Jade, a wonderful Canadian souvenir for your family and friends to express your best wishes.
Hand carved Canadian B.C. Jade with Crystal on silver plated dragonfly frame pendant and 18” silver plated necklace.
Size: approximately W 2 cm x H 2.5 cm
Canadian Nephrite Jade: natural Jade stone, not dyed. May consist of natural blemishes.
Jade, the stone of heaven has been prized throughout history. A stone of mystical power, ancient civilizations valued jade as the most precious of all gemstones. The world's finest nephrite jade is located in the Cassiar Mountain Range in British Columbia, the Yukon and Alaska. This tough translucent stone is challenging to carve, but it will withstand the test of time.
This gemstone of British Columbi ranges in colour from white through various shades of green to black. B.C. Jade has a beautiful polish due to the hardness and density of the stone and reveals a rich, translucent shade of green in sculptures and jewellery. A sileicte of calcium and magnesium, Jade is primarily mined in northern Brithsh Columbia, where the world's largest reserves of nephrite jade are found. Jade objects are known to bestow good fortune and peace.