Jade pendant with turquoise, faceted citrine, African opal jasper, and jade necklace with silver embellishments. It is 34" long and is a wonderful accessory for elegant casual outfits.
Jade aka Jadeite is most valuable in its pure green variety but it can be found in colors ranging from red, pink, black, brown, white, and violet with variations of colors overlapping one another. It is found in Myanmar, New Zealand, Canada, Taiwan, Guyana, Surinam, southern Europe, Russia, and China.
Turquoise is sacred to Native American cultures. It is symbolic of protection, wisdom, and enduring love.
Turquoise is found in the southwest of the United States. It is becoming a rare gemstone due to over-mining, rarer than diamonds.
Citrine is a yellow quartz gemstone that has been around for thousands of years. It is part of the quartz family that includes clear quartz, rose quartz, and smoky quartz. It is believed that citrine contains a solar quality of energy, as its colors are similar to that of the sun. Citrine is found in the United States, Spain, Brazil, Africa, France, Britain, Madagascar, and Russia.
African Opal Jasper is a natural jasper that comes from Africa. It is generally believed to fall within the jasper family due to its gel-like translucence and flecked with blues, greens, brown, and red. Some argue that the stone should not be referred to as an opal since it lacks common opal qualities. Due to natural variations in its coloring, it is sometimes referred to as Shoushan Jade.