This is a natural jade which is in it is marble host rock so it has made an interesting carving -it is considered a good luck charm.The luster is very good and the carving is in fine detail.
weight 10.25 ct app
size 18 x 6 x 11 mm
6 mm =1/4 inch
Jade is an ornamental stone. The term jade is applied to two different rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals . Nephrite jade consists of the calcium- and magnesium-rich amphibole mineral actinolite (aggregates of which also make up one form of asbestos). The rock called jadeitite consists almost entirely of jadeite, a sodium- and aluminium-rich pyroxene.