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Nephrite is a kind of double-chained inosilicate amphibole more commonly known as jade. However, jade can refer to two different minerals, this one (nephrite) and jadeite. Nephrite can be white or cream colored, but most desirable are the iron-rich dark green gemstones. The Chinese having been carving nephrite jade, which was called yu, for over 3000 years. The gemstone came to embody sovereignty and power in society, and it was important element in rituals of life and death, symbolizing immortality. This short necklace uses nephrite, freshwater pearls and gold beads together on hand-knotted silk thread. These classic elements are secured to sterling silver rollo chain with a lobster clasp. The necklace can be worn as a short necklace or doubled for a terrific wrap bracelet (see other similar necklace re-uses on the necklets page). Cost: $54.00 USD
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