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    Burma Jade 8mm Round Beads

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    Jade 8mm Round Beads

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    A-Grade Burma Jade Stone Round 8mm (~50pce Strand) - 40cm /16'" Strand.

    Availability: Out of stock

    Regular Price: $54.90

    Special Price: $46.67


    A-Grade Burma Jade Stone Round 8mm (50pce Strand) - 40cm /16'" Strand.

    These beads are untreated and show colours ranging from white to pale creamy green with areas of darker green. The small sizes also include stones of yellow and brown.

    Jade refers to two distinct types of stone - Jadeite and Nephrite. Burma Jade is Jadeite which is the rarer and more valuable of the two. In 1863, French mineralogist Alexis Damour analyzed bright green jades from Burma. When he found these samples to be different from what was called Chinese jade (usually amphibole jade, or nephrite), he named the mineral jadeite. The most important source of gem quality jadeite is Upper Burma, near the small town of Hpakan. Today, virtually all top-quality jadeite is produced from these mines.

    Jade is considered a symbol of purity and serenity. A protective stone bringing harmony, good luck and friendship.

    NOTE: This item can not be shipped to USA due to U.S. import restrictions on Burma Jade.

    Additional Information

    Stone Type Natural
    Common gemstone enhancement and likelihood None
    Origin Burma
    Shape Round
    Size 8mm
    Mohs scale ratings (hardness) 6 - 6.5