Black/grey – Cowell, Australia

My specimens of this Jade (Nephrite) have a super tight grain which makes it ideal for fine work. It is pretty opaque with a dark glow on the edges when back lit and often has a blue/grey colour mixed in with the black.

One block has a real “moonscape” pattern. I used this on my atlas beetles wing cases so they went from the black head down to the patterned back.