Gem Silica, Purple Jadite and Opalite Clay Pendant
Hand-formed clay pendant with custom cut high domed gem silica from Indonesia, Australian opalite and lavender jadite from Turkey. Jewelers bronze and sterling silver.
* 2 1/2" x 2"pendant.
* 4mm black tubing
* 18" long
* S hook and 4" extension chain.
I was lucky to get the gem silica rough from Indonesia when it was first discovered and mined in 2012.
Most likely Turkish purple jade will eventually become as scarce—and as costly—as lavender jadeite. The two gemstones are not the same. There is some difference of opinion as to whether it is a jade or a rock, given that the concentration of jadeite in Turkish purple jade is measured between 40% and 60%. Since lavender/purple jade is among the rarest in the world, and Turkish purple jade does not have the luminescence or jadeite concentration of traditional gemstone jades. No matter people seem to be drawn to this stone and rumors are there is no more to be mined.