Jade (Nephrite)

Jade (nephrite) is found in a lot of countries. It is formed with different minerals so can be found in a lot of colours ranging from black through blues and greens to white. Some of my favorites from outside new Zealand would be blacks and olives from Wyoming, white and browns from Siberia and brilliant greens from Canada. The word jade covers two different minerals – nephrite and jadeite.

You can see my jadeite page here.

There is a lot more information about the different types on my The World of Jade site.

These are some of my favorite carvings,