MB from Words Less Spoken provided today’s prompt, "jade." Thanks, MB!
The Blogger’s Best Friend™ tells us that jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green color. Evidently, there are two minerals that are considered jade: nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, and jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminum.
We generally think of jade as green, and most of it is, but there are variants. Nephrite can be white, which is called "mutton-fat jade," while jadeite can come in a variety of colors, including blue, brown, dark green, red, black, and lavender. My aunt has a ring with a lavender jade in it, and it’s quite pretty.
This was written for Just Jot It January, which is a blog hop hosted by Linda Hill during the first month of the year. Now a word from Chevrolet, building a better way to see the USA!