How to Carve Stone and Jade?

Answer Jade consists of two types of stone --- nephrite and jadeite. Nephrite is traditional and more commonly used; it is soft, greasy and lower in price. Jadeite is translucent and appears glassy; it is... Read More »

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How to Carve Jade Jewelry?

Gemstone carving is a highly useful skill in jewelry making, for advanced and beginner jewelry makers alike. Often, beginner jewelry makers are experienced only in the metalworking processes of the... Read More »

How to Carve Stone?

Carving stone is a type of sculpting. Stone is different from other mediums in that it's difficult to shape perfectly because of its density and unpredictability. Carving stone requires patience an... Read More »

The Difference Between Chinese & Indian Jade Stone?

Jade has been used by man for over 7,000 years and enjoys a long history in both China and India. The word jade, derived from the Spanish term for loin stone, "piedra de ijada," describes two diffe... Read More »

How Does Alaskan Jade Differ From Chinese Jade?

Alaskan jade is one of many types of green rock bearing the sometimes misleading title of jade. As a gemstone, jade is broadly separated into two distinct classes: jadeite, which is the Chinese for... Read More »