Jadeite, Dyed, Smooth Round in sizes 4mm, 6mm, 8mm & 10mm. Priced Per Strand

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Jadeite, Dyed, Smooth Round.

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long. 

4mm strands have 90 to 95 pieces.

6mm strands have 60 to 65 pieces.

8mm strands have 43 to 48 pieces. 

10mm strands have 33 to 38 pieces. 

There are two types of Jade: Nephrite and Jadeite. They both have similar properties and appearances, but Nephrite is more common, and therefore, the less expensive of the two. For centuries, Jadeite and Nephrite were considered the same. They were not identified as different until 1863. The two stones differ in color and hardness. Jadeite is harder, rating a 7 on the hardness scale, while Nephrite rates only a 6.5. Jadeite comes in virtually every color.

Jadeite is found in rocks that formed under higher pressure than Nephrite. Most known deposits of Jadeite occur along, or near faults in serpentinites. Examples of this type of deposit are found in Myanmar, New Zealand, Canada, Taiwan, Guyana, Surinam, southern Europe, Russia, South Africa and China. In the state of Wyoming, you can find both Nephrite and Jadeite.

Hardness 7 

 These beads are dyed with the introduction of coloring agent into a gemstone to give it new color, intensify present color or improve color uniformity.

The source of these beads is South Africa and they are cut, drilled and polished in China.