Jade #JusJoJan

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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!

8 thoughts on “Jade #JusJoJan

  1. Isn’t it a very precious stone? I think, if I’m correctly, that the stones are very popular in China among very wealthy people because they believe the stone has special powers.
    Finding the right stone is like some lottery and the game is played hard.
    I like the color – and as I learned here, multiple colors are possible – but I would not do so much harm to the earth as to deplete it of its natural sources for a ‘belief’.

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    1. I’ll take your word for it that the Chinese attribute “special powers” to it, because they attribute special powers to just about anything. 🙂 It is a precious stone, and the non-green varieties tend to be a little more precious than the green ones, but I haven’t priced them…

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