jadeite-minAlthough it appears in varying shades of green, from pale to apple, jadeite in an intense, translucent green is considered the top of class. Jadeite is particularly prized for its long history, having been traced back to ancient Mesoamerica where the hard and dense mineral was used in tools and weaponry.

Today jadeite is mainly sourced in Myanmar and costs upwards of $30,000 per carat.

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