Jade Aztec "stone" bead

by michaelgoard

This Aztec glyph shaped jade bead denoting "stone" is carved from gem quality nephrite jade. Inspired by the ancient imagery of the Maya and Aztec this design measures: 28mm x 23mm x 8mm

This decorative element is from a line of jewelry that I designed for a museum show many years ago. Carved on both sides with a smooth hole drilled the length of the bead, this unique stone is highly polished and ready to be strung as you wish. I have a several pieces like this .. I you wish to buy more than one just let me know and I will put together a custom order for you.

True jade (nephrite and jadeite) is one of the toughest stones on earth and is usually a mottled green color of varying shades, (although it does occur in other colors). I guarantee that what I am offering here is true nephrite jade of the highest quality. I have noticed that there are many items on Etsy and elsewhere that claim to be Jade .. some of them are quite inexpensive ... just because the stones are green does not make them true jade. Jade is a stone that is frequently faked .. many 'jade' pieces are lesser, softer, fragile stones that are dyed a uniform color .. beware .. these fakes can fade with time and are not as durable as true jade.

The listed price is for one (1) bead.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this item.

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Item will be shipped from United States

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