A type of quartz, color varies from light to dark green that is intertwined with mauve, maroon and brown in this semi-opaque stone. African "jade" blends colors in a variety of swirled, banded, veined, spotted and "crackled" patterns. Lighter areas of this gemstone material can show greater translucency than darker areas.
Beads>Grade B>African "Jade"BeadsGrade BAfrican "Jade"GreensOval10mmNaturalhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h205583gsH205583GSBead, African "jade" (quartz) (natural), 10x8mm oval with 0.5-1.5mm hole, B grade, Mohs hardness 7. Sold per 15" to 16" strand.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p5583gsb.jpg17.7917.79As Low As $9.08 per strand