Glossary

Jade: A semi-precious gemstone of either jadeite or nephrite that can be either translucent or opaque, and ranges in colors from green, white, lilac to brown and black. Nephrite can be carved into several different shapes and is often used in applications other than jewellery. Jadeite, used for jewellery, is classified into types from A to C, based on its color and enhancements.