* stone is priced by the strand's weight if based on equal beauty ...
country of origin : South Africa
8 beads, center drilled as pictured
Listing is for the exact strand as pictured.
** 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.