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Blue Dream JadeŽ

A unique material among nephrite jades, Blue Dream JadeŽ is an incredibly hard, vibrant blue material with moderate translucense and a swirling-to-even pattern that takes a superb polish. The blues of all shades test as tremolite (a variety of nephrite) with Raman Spectroscopy. Blue Dream JadeŽ also contains a fair amount of vibrant material best categorized as chatoyant. In the best grades, this chatoyant material has an even, cirrus-cloud-like distribution of shimmering threads floating in the jade's vibrant reflected blue light. This material retains uniform hardness unlike classic chatoyant jades. An example image of a finished pendant made from this material viewed under both reflected daylight (frontlit) and transmitted daylight (backlit) is included for reference.

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