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Gemological Information For Jadeite

Color: White, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Gray, Black, Lavender
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Refractive Index: 1.666 to 1.680
Durability: Excellent
Hardness: 6.50 to 7.0
Family: Jade
Similar Stones: Nephrite, Hydrogrossular, Serpentine, Maw-Sit-Sit, Idocrase, Chalcedony
Treatments: Dyeing, Wax Impregnation, Heat Treatment
Country of Origin: Myanmar

Jadeite Care

Ultrasonic Cleaning: Not Safe
Steam Cleaning: Safe
Warm Soapy Water: Safe
Chemical Attack: Can be affected by warm acid
Light Sensitivity: Stable (Unless Treated)
Heat Sensitivity: Will effect enhancements and can fuse to glass under torch conditions