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Gemstone Cabochons

Jade Cabochons                               Click on image for details

The term jade is used for two different rocks made up of different silicate minerals. Nephrite jade is composed of amphibole mineral actinolite. Jadeitite consists almost entirely of jadeite. Nephrite and jadeitite were used by people from ancient times for similar purposes. Both are about the same hardness as quartz, and they are exceptionally tough. They are beautifully colored and can be delicately shaped. Thus it was not until the 19th century that it was determined that "jade" was in fact two different materials. Jadeitite is rarer, found in fewer than a dozen places worldwide. Translucent emerald-green jadeitite is the most valued. Jade is the official gemstone of British Columbia, Alaska, and Wyoming.

Maw Sit Sit Jade
Maw Sit Sit Jade Cabochon

Item 2060

Maw Sit Sit Jade
Maw Sit Sit Jade Cabochon

Item
1857
Maw Sit Sit Jade
Maw Sit Sit Jade Cabochon

Item
1949
Maw Sit Sit Jade
Maw Sit Sit Jade Cabochon

Item 2029

Wyoming Jade
Wyoming Jade Cabochon
Item
1850
Wyoming Jade
Nephrite Jade Cabochon
Item 1699
Wyoming Jade
Nephrite Jade Cabochon
Item 1726
 

Jasper Cabochons

 

Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of silica found in a large variety of colors and patterns. It takes a high polished and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.  Jasper was commonly used and a favorite gemstone in ancient times. Patterns in the stone are caused in it's formation by the flow patterns in sediment or volcanic ash inundated with silica. The jasper may have been fractured or distorted after formation, later bonding into irregular patterns or filling with another material.

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Royal Sahara
Picture Jasper
Royal Sahara Jasper Cabochon
Item 1990
Royal Sahara
Picture Jasper
Royal Sahara Jasper Cabochon

Item 1974
Royal Sahara
Picture Jasper
Royal Sahara Jasper Cabochon

Item 1976
Royal Sahara
Picture Jasper
Royal Sahara Jasper Cabochon

Item 1975

Poppy Jasper
Poppy Jasper Cabochon
Item 2055

Leopard Skin Jasper
Leopard Skin Jasper Gemstone Cabochon
Item 1671

Porcelain Jasper
Porcelain Jasper cabochon

Item 1754

Imperial Jasper
Imperial Jasper Gemstone Cabchon
Item 1203

Ocean Jasper
Ocean Jasper Cabochon
Item 1548

Brecciated Jasper
Brecciated Jasper Cabochon
Item 1179

Brecciated Jasper

Brecciated Jasper Cabochon
Item 2090

Jasper Cabochon

Item 1994

Succor Creek Jasper
Succor Creek Jasper Cabochon
Item 1546

Kambaba Jasper
Kambaba Jasper Cabochon
Item 1098

Rocky Butte Jasper

Rocky Butte Picture Jasper Cabochon
Item 2080

Willow Creek Jasper
Willow Creek Jasper Cabochon
Item 1600

Dalmatian Jasper
Dalmatian Jasper gemstone cabochon
Item 1810

Dalmatian Jasper
Dalmatian Jasper gemstone cabochon
Item 1277

Dragon's Blood Jasper
Dragon's Blood Jasper Cabochon
Item 1950

Mary Ellen Jasper / Stromatolite
Stromatolite Fossil Cabochon
Item 1882

 

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