Why is it called Omphacite Jadeite?

Known as Mo Cui or Mexican Green in China and Inky Jade in Hong Kong, this extremely rare and coveted gemstone has gone by many names. The name that is most often seen in the English language calls this stone Black Jadeite but is it really jadeite? Why is it often referred to as Omphacite…

The Two Distinct Species of Burmese Black Jadeite

Black Jadeite can really be classified into two different and distinct varieties or species. The first being Omphacite Jadeite and the second being known as Burnt ‘Chicken Skin” jadeite.   Omphacite Jadeite is far rarer than the Burnt Chicken Skin varieties and exceptionally smoother in uniformed texture and color. Often referred to as Mo Cui…

What is Translucent Black Omphacite-Jadeite Jade?

This is an extremely rare and expensive type of jadeite known in the Hong Kong and Chinese markets as “Inky Jade”, “Mexican Green” and “Mo Cui”. This stone is special for many reasons most importantly for its extreme rarity and beauty, which makes it one of the most desirable stones to possess for both investment…

Large Red Burmese Ruby Pendant accented with 3 White Sapphire Stones.

Mounted on 92.5% Silver with 18K yellow gold plating, this piece of jewelry was professionally casted and will endure a lifetime of wear. The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. This…

Burmese Rich-Apple Green Jadeite Jade (Grade A) Pear Shaped Pendant

This Grade A, Burmese Rich-Apple Green Jadeite Jade Pear Shaped Pendant is quite a rare and spectacular item. Natural veins of white material snake their way through the grass green pear shaped pendant giving it a natural surreal look. This Pear pendant contains a lot of positive energy as well, due to the size, shape…

1 Pair of Burmese Rich-Apple Green Jadeite Jade (Grade A) Cabochons

These Grade A, Burmese Rich-Apple Green Jadeite Jade cabochons are quite a rare and spectacular items. Natural veins of white material snake their way through the grass green giving it a natural surreal look. This Burmese Jadeite contains a lot of positive energy as well, due to the size, shape and chromium content (how green it…