Aotearoa Gemstones

Pounamu (Nephrite Jade) Heart Pendant

$245

Pounamu (Nephrite Jade) Heart Pendant

Set on cord measuring 55cm. Heart measures 36mm.

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". While only average on the hardness scale, Nephrite has an amazing toughness allowing intricate carving that retains great strength.

Suspension cord can be shortened before sending if need be, please note at checkout or message us.

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