SOLD in 2005
RARE ! #Jade Heart Pendant
Beautiful Burma Maw Sit Sit Jade
Very Rare Jade Indeed! One of a kind!
This fine Maw Sit Sit jade carving is finely detailed from a single unusual real 100% Deep Emerald Green Imperial jade gem stone.
This Burma Jade Maw Sit Sit Jade is the rarest of all jades.
The Chinese charactor in center is (FU') Meaning your luck is the very best!
this jade is very hard and very strong in strength even for Maw Sit Sit Jade.
The jade Heart has a heavy bezel of solid 18K Gold.
Size: W: 2.3 cm. H: 2 cm.
Weight: 31.7 Grains Total Weight. converts to Troy ounce = 0.072457 oz.
The stone is less than half the weight of this pendant!
Gold Price as of 10-14-2010 = US$ 1,380.50 per OZ.
A very nice 1 of a kind Jade Pendant Heart carving
Great for Feng Shui.
This was taken with sunlight passing thru the jade. it is translucent.
These photo of our Maw Sit Sit Jade Gem Stone
in 2005 we purchased in a small village in central China for one of our clients projects for custom carving.
Technical Information provided by: www.penoir.com
Photos By Larry Pruitt www.willowsales.com
From a place called Maw Sit Sit in upper Myanmar. Maw sit sit was first identified by the late Dr. Eduard Gubelin in 1963 and named after the village close to the site where it was found.
Chemical: Combination of elements but primarily chromite and jadeite.
Formation: A metamorphic rock that was formed when higher pressure changed a formation of igneous rocks. The formation had a lot of chromium based minerals such as chromite and chrome rich jadeite, which accounts for the color.
The main constituents of Maw Sit Sit (Kosmochlor Jade) are:
Notice the small natural Lavender Burma Jade stone. This is true color, and very hard to come by.
Chromite: small black relictic grains of metallic luster, mostly as cores in black Kosmochlor aggregates, provided they show central grains of higher luster.
Kosmochlor: forming nests of fine felty NaCrSi2O6 which are the typical black spots in some Maw Sit Sit.
Kosmochlor is the Cr-Analogon of Jadeite NaAlCrSi2O6. The former name of Kosmochlor was Ureyite.
Chrome-Jadeite: is encountered as larger single crystals forming blocky mosaics.
There is a solid solution or mixed series situation between Jadeite, Chrome-Jadeite and Kosmochlor by the substitution of Aluminum by Chromium.
In Maw Sit Sit, usually various members of this series are present.
Symplektite: a very fine mineral mixture, which cannot be resolved microscopically.
Symplekite is also green due to the chromium content of its components. Chrome-Amphibole, or Amphibole: in larger crystals, depending on its chromium contents green or grey.
After their chemical composition they were identified as Eckermanite bzw.
Arfvedsonite Matrix: a mixture of bright mineral components (Zeolite, Chlorite, Albite, and Serpentine) which fills the space between the minerals named above.
Fine veinlets mainly also consist of Zeolite, Chlorite, Albite or Serpentine.
Maw Sit Sit was formed in connection with a high-pressure low temperature rock metamorphosis which affected an ultrabasic body locally.
New formations of minerals also took place after the culmination of the metamorphosis.
Essentially it was a metasomatic reaction between serpentinites and albite dykes.
The chromium that is found in most of the constituent minerals most probably stems from former chromite layers, which have been dissolved during the metamorphic transitions.
Remnants of chromite are sometimes found as relicts within the Kosmochlor spots.
The Maw Sit Sit deposit is placed at the rim of a larger peridotite body that has been altered and serpentinized.
The deposit is northern and close to the classical Jadeite location in Burma ( Tawmaw, Namshawa).
Other names currently applied to the material:
Chloromelanite is an older mineral name of a pyroxene mineral that is not part of Maw Sit Sit.
It might also be in use due to its descriptive name for" CHLOROS=GREEN" and "MELANOS=BLACK".
Jade-Albite is a name composed of two mineral names which may occur in Maw Sit Sit, but are subordinate and less frequent so that it is not justified to use them for naming the stone.
Density: 2.5-3.2 g / cm3 depending on composition.
Moh's Hardness: 6.0.
Refractive index = 1.766/1.781, SG=3.6
Colors: light green to black, monochrome, mottled or spotted, frequently with black spots or white spots and veinlets.
Notable Characteristics: Extremely tough, actually stronger than steel.
Care & Maintenance:
It is not recommended that Maw Sit Sit be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner, or exposed to temperature extremes. It is also recommended that care be taken in wearing Maw Sit Sit because its hardness or durability is directly affected by the proportion and composition of the above minerals.