For the lover of spinach green jade! A good sized 12mm bead necklace consisting of 31 natural nephrite jade beads. The necklace is hand-knotted on a complimentary sturdy green thread. A stylish and contemporary sterling silver 10mm matte ball clasp connects.
Each jade bead is well saturated with slight varying tones of the spinach green. Upon close view some lighter streaks and dark flecks can be seen. Overall each bead is well matched and amalgamate beautifully. There is a lovely level of vitreous-greasy lustre to each.
Total length of necklace measures 18" or 45cm.
In the Maori language, nephrite jade is known as 'pounamu'; it is highly prized throughout the Maori culture and is protected under the Treaty of Waitangi. Maori weapons were made of nephrite and often handed down as heirlooms as the jade weapons were believed to hold very special power or 'mana'.
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