What is B.C. Jade?
BC Jade is nephrite jade mined in British Columbia Canada. This jade is some of the most sought after in the world.
Where in B.C. is the Jade Mined?
The rough stone is mined primarily in the north west part of the province of British Columbia Canada.
What Color is B.C. Jade?
Nephrite is a silicate of calcium and magnesium and ranges in color from white through various shades of green and on occasion even black. Typically though, the vase majority of jade mined in British Columbia is a medium to deep green color. Example of color can be seen in the picture above.
How is Jewelry made from B.C. Jade?
Due to the hardness of the stone jade must be laboriously carved by a lengthy procedure of cutting, grinding and polishing by a skilled artisan.Once the jade is cut an polished to the artisan's satisfaction it is usually set an an inlay or hung as a full sculpting of jade. Example of a hand carved bear sculpture pendant as a necklace can be seen in the picture below.
Where can I buy B.C. Jade Jewelry?
TreasuresOnline.ca has a great selection of B.C. nephrite jade jewelry at some of the best prices on the internet. Their prices include free shipping in Canada and up to 58% off shipping to other countries. It will be hard to find a better deal.
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