Aotearoa Gemstones

Pounamu (Nephrite Jade) Bead Necklace

$170

Pounamu (Nephrite Jade) Bead Necklace

Set on Suspension Cord measuring 50cm. Pounamu Bead measures 12mm

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.

Suspension Cord can be shortened if need be before sending. If you would like this done please either note at checkout or message us.

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