*** Luscious Grass Green African Jade Round Bead ***
1.) approx. size : 10 mm 2.) Quantity: 12 beads 3.) approx. weight : 18 grams = 90 carats 4.) This listing is for the exact stone shown in the photo. 5.) Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.
Note : These grass green stones look so luscious ! Some beads are mottled with yellow streaks that look so like Verdite, known as "Green Stone of Africa".
** African Jade is a complex Calcium Aluminum Silicate. It is not true jade at all. Its bright green coloration is due to traces of chromium. It is mined only in South Africa, and for this reason alone receives its name. It is occasionally referred to as Transvaal Jade.
African Jade is a tough, opaque stone that lacks cleavage and is rated at 6.5 to 7.5 on Moh's Scale of Hardness. It has a vitreous luster and is most often a forest green to a greyish green, but may also be multi-colored and display shades of pink and white.