Hand wrapped copper and jade ring. Lemon jade and copper wire wrapped ring. Size 8 ring. Semiprecious gemstone jewelry, made in USA near Chattanooga, TN.
Lemon Jade is the trade name for the light yellow-green variety of Serpentine and is also commonly known as “New” Jade.
History & Lore :
Serpentine's name is widely believed believed to either be derived from its serpent-like colors and patterns, or because of the old myth that these gemstones were effective protection from venomous snake bites.
The Maori tribes of New Zealand carved beautiful sculptures from local Serpentine. These were called 'tangiwai', meaning “tears”.
Serpentine mined in Afghanistan, where it is known as 'sang-i-yashm', has been used
for decorative purposes for many generations.
Serpentine is used industrially for a number of purposes including building materials, thermal and electrical insulation, and railway ballasts. The more attractive and durable Serpentine varieties used for gem purposes are termed “precious” or “noble” Serpentine.
Lead free, nickel free