This triangle of BC Jade, now mounted on sterling silver, is one of the stones I purchased at the BC Gem Show. I love the rich variety of greens, from near white to almost black, this stone displays. Like all jade found at more than 50 sites in British Columbia, this is nephrite, not jadite (a distinction only made since the early 20 Century). Whatever science decrees, this is a beautiful type of jade.
To mount this beautifully variegated cabochon, I cut a similar triangle from 18 gauge sterling silver as a backing, added wire claws to hold the jade and reticulated more silver sheet to create the top bar and bail. I like the way the texture in the silver echoes the meandering pattern of greens in the stone.
The pendant measures 2 inches (including the bail) by 7/8 at its widest. The chain (included in the price) is 16 inches long.
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