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NEPHRITE JADE - New Zealand

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JADE                  

Thin piece of hand-polished nephrite jade from New Zealand


Jade is the common name for a fine-grained rock which has been used for carving and as a gemstone for thousands of years. It is made up of interlocking crystals which make it a very tough rock.

The name jade has actually been given to two different rocks: jadeite and nephrite.  Nephrite jade is more common than Jadeite, ranging from dark green to cream-coloured. A well known source of nephrite jade is New Zealand where it is known by the Māori name of Pounamu. These rocks are also known as "greenstone" in New Zealand English.
  
This piece of nephrite jade is polished on one side only. The other side has been rough cut with a diamond saw. It is presented in a lidded gift box.

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Size:  7.3 x 4.3 x 0.3 centimetres
Weight:  32 grams

PRICE: £12.00
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NEPHRITE JADE -  New Zealand
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