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Canadian jade is a type of nephrite jade that ranges in color from light green to dark green and sometimes in a black. The jade is found all over British Columbia, including Cassiar, Dease Lake, Hazelton and sometimes in the Frazer and Bridge Rivers, to name a few. The Canadian jade mines are the largest jade producing mines in the world. As many Canadian mines are slowly being depleted, the price of jade keeps going up as it becomes scarcer.
Jade is a hard stone and is very difficult to carve, diamond or Carborundum tools and files must be used. Green jade is prized as is chrome jade (jade with bright green flecks running through it) and cat's eye jade (jade with a chatoyant flash running through it.) Whatever type of jade you prefer, a good consistent color and a good depth of color is important. Canadian jade rates with the world’s best.
Some believe that the entrance to heaven is blocked by a huge jade boulder. Only people that cherished jade during their lifetime can move the boulder. Others believe that jade may strengthen the heart and immune system and that it may also cleanse the blood, increase longevity and fertility
This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.
*This piece contains authentic stones, and no two are exactly alike. The item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed.