Jade is the hardest and most precious stone most difficult to work. Varied in color, a piece of jade is constituted by an aggregation of millions of tiny crystals. This myriad of components, each different in size, thickness and shape, results in an infinite variety of jade of all kinds. The most important place of extraction is in northern Burma. There are also jade deposits in China, Russia, New Zealand and Canada. China is the most important country in the production, manufacture and use of jade.
The most common jade colors are green and purple. Jade is usually a green more or less pronounced and contains chromium salts. White jade is pure jade. The blue-green jade contains cobalt salts. Black jade contains titanium salts and pink jade contains iron and manganese salts.
Throughout Asia it is a symbol of luck and health and remains an ideal gift for special occasions. Still unknown in Europe, the Asian are crazy, the jade fascinates everyone. Some pretty jade pieces from jeweler's here and elsewhere to admire:
ROBERTO COIN la collection BLACK JADE
MORGANNE BELLO la collection FRIANDISE
GARAUDE la collection LOTUS BLEU
SHAOO la collection SIMPLY SHAOO
HENRI J.SILLAM la collection SIGNATURE PIECES