Jade is an umbrella term for two gem materials: jadeite and nephrite. Both can be shaped into exquisite carvings or decorative objects.
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What To Look For
Although jadeite comes in lavender, orange, and other hues, its most desirable color is a very specific shade of green.
The best jadeite is semitransparent, meaning the text you can read through it would be slightly blurred.
The finest-quality jadeite is usually cut into cabochons for use in rings and other jewelry. Jade can also be carved into incredibly detailed decorative items.