I thought these were really great little stones!
These are pieces of certified Burma Jadeite Jade carved into the shapes of leaves. Carved from the same solid piece of jade is a loose square bead that freely rotates in the bale. I didn't carve these myself as I do not have the equipment to cut/carve/polish my own gemstones. I only made them into the pendants you see here.
It is semi-translucent Grade A Jadeite (no treatments other than waxing), and is pale green in color. It is the Rice variety, which refers to the semi-translucent glutinous rice-like inner texture.
They are adorned by hand with Argentium Sterling silver bales and accents.
I just thought this was a fun photo, with them all lined up. I may move this to scraps later, as the photo quality isn't the best. These are prettier in person. I actually like them so
much I kept one and wear it myself, which is the first time I have done so with my own jewelry!Since so many ask-- I get most of my gemstones at rock and gem shows. For the most part I like to pick them out in person!
[[ Since many ask-- yes, I do sell these on my personal site: [link] ]]