Pounamu Disc Earrings
Pounamu (Nephrite Jade) Disc Earrings
Discs measure approximately 11mm and are set on Handmade Sterling Silver hooks measuring 20mm long.
Nephrite Jade (a form of Pounamu) is a calcium-magnesium silicate that varies from translucent to opaque and comes in many variants of colour. It is formed by the intensive heat and pressure some 10km deep within the earth under the South Al[ps of NZ. Nephrite Jade, also known as Pounamu or Greenstone, was forced to the surface by the movement of Pacific and Australian Tectonic plates over many millions of years. Jade is known as the stone of "Good Luck and Love". While only average on the hardness scale, Nephrite has an amazing toughness allowing intricate carving that retains great strength.