Jadeite Classic Pvt Ltd
Gemstone Jewelry, Gemstone Jewelry
Jade refers to two chemically different stones: jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminium, and nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium. Nephrite is commonly known as Chinese Jade. Although different, they share many common characteristics. Jadeite, the rarest and most valuable form of jade, is also known as ‘Burmese Jade’, (after it's traditional and still most important source). It has been in wide use only since the mid-18th century, and today is considered the ‘precious’ form of jade. Most ‘fine jewellery’ items of jade consist of jadeite. Jadeite exhibits a wide palette of sometimes vibrant colours, often with translucence. Green is the most valuable colour; in particular, a translucent emerald-green is the most prized of all, and is sometimes called ‘Imperial Green’. Jadeite is also available in lavender, red, yellow, black and white.