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Jade The definition "jade" is used to define two minerals of similar appearance but different chemical composition: nephrite, a calcium- magnesium silicate, and jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminum.

Both minerals are found in a wide range of shades of green, brown, yellow, grey and pink and may be either translucent or opaque. They may be milky or cloudy in appearance and sometimes speckled with tiny black spots.

The most prized of the jades, the so-called "Chinese jade" (jadeite) is emerald green and so beautiful and rare that it has become exorbitantly expensive. In fact, jade is a good investment only if purchased at a reasonable price. A sound policy is never pay more for Chinese jade than you would for an emerald.

Techinical Specification

Name
Moh's
Specific Gravity
Structure
Cleavage
Refractive Index
Double
Disp.
Pleochro
Fluorescence
Chlorome
lanite Jade
6.5+ 3.30-3.36 Monoclinic Imperfect 1.654-1.667 0.013 to None None None v Weak
Jadeite Jade 6.5+ 3.35 Monoclinic Imperfect 1.654-1.667 0.013 to None None None v Weak
Nephrite Jade 6+ 2.90-3.02 Monoclinic Lengthwise: perfect 1.600-1.627 -0.027 to none None Weak None

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