A rare, usually emerald to light green but sometimes white, auburn, buff, or violet mineral, NaAlSi2 O6 , used as a gem and for ornamental carvings. It is the tougher and more highly valued form of jade.
A translucent, usually greenish, mineral, sodium aluminum iron silicate, Na(Al,Fe)Si2O6, of the pyroxene group, found only in metamorphic rock, esp. in Myanmar: it is the most precious type of jade.
A rare, usually green mineral of the pyroxene group. Jadeite can also occur in white, auburn, buff, or violet varieties. The most highly valued form of jade consists of jadeite. Chemical formula: NaAlSi2O6.
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Origin of jadeite
- jade + -ite