Jade Bear Figurine Russia Siberia

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JADE BEAR

This is the carved jade bear figurine. Dimensions: 3.0 x 1.8 x 1.3″ (7.5 x 4.5 x 3.2cm). Weight – 5.3oz (150 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.

Some information about jade:

Jade is an ornamental rock. The term jade is applied to two different metamorphic rocks that are composed of different silicate minerals – nephrite and jadeite.

Nephrite consists of a microcrystalline interlocking fibrous matrix of the calcium, magnesium-iron rich amphibole mineral series tremolite (calcium-magnesium)-ferroactinolite (calcium-magnesium-iron). The middle member of this series with an intermediate composition is called actinolite (the silky fibrous mineral form is one form of asbestos). The higher the iron content, the greener the colour.

Jadeite is a sodium- and aluminium-rich pyroxene. The gem form of the mineral is a microcrystalline interlocking crystal matrix.

The English word jade is derived from the Spanish term piedra de ijada (first recorded in 1565) or “loin stone”, from its reputed efficacy in curing ailments of the loins and kidneys.

Additional information

Weight 150 g