Hand carved jadeite jade bear is approx. 3-3/4" long x 1-1/4" wide x 2-1/2" high. Stone is natural dark and light green jadeite jade with white markings.
Weighs 14.0 oz. All sizes are approximate. Lots of natural visual texture in the stone. Great feng shui item.
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Jade is the term applied to forms of jadeite and nephrite. These minerals are similar in appearance and a distinction between the two often is not made. But, because of its more intense color and translucency, jadeite now brings higher prices and is thought to be the true jade The most valuable form of jade is known as imperial jade and comes from Myanmar, it is an emerald green color. Jades also appear in mottled green and white, and the more unusual colors of yellow, pink, purple, and black. The range of greens are light to dark, creamy, grayish, and also white. A leek green variety called “Russian Jade” is found near Lake Baikal in Russia. Jade is also found in Mexico, and Central and South America. Because of its smooth even texture, jade has long been a preferred material for carving and is usually cut into cabochons for jewelry. Jade is a 6 1/2-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.