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Jadeite

Natural Burmese Jadeite Earrings.

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