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What You Need to know about Jade

Posted by Carla Grimaldi on

Jade Let's talk about one of most popular ornamental stones, Jade. Jade is applied to two different metamorphic rocks that are composed of different silicate minerals: Nephrite and Jadeite. Jade was used since the prehistoric eras as a tool for hard stone carving. Among the earliest known jade artifacts excavated from prehistoric sites are simple ornaments with bead, button, and tubular shapes. Jade was also used for making extremely strong weapons such as knives, arrow and spear points and others. Jade has a hardness rate of 6.5 to 7.0 mohs. Many ancient cultures used Jade for the same ornamental and...

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