Jade Beads

Jade beads come in two different varieties of jade, specifically jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite, the more expensive of the two, is composed of microscopic crystals. Nephrite, more commonly found in jewelry supplies, is a variety of the mineral actinolite and composed of fibrous crystals.

In addition to jewelry making, jade was used in ancient times in tools, weapons, ornamentation, and other carved artifacts due to its strength. There are many other stones that bear the name of jade that are not really jade. Some of them are called jade, because in the Chinese language, the criteria for a stone to be jade is much more broad than our scientific definition. While others bear the name because of the perceived value of jade over some other name.

Jadeite can be found in lavender, pink, yellow, and white as well as green. While nephrite is usually only seen in green and white. The content of chromium, iron, and manganese contribute to the many variations of color found in jade. It can be translucent or opaque.

common treatments: none
special care: Protect from abrasion.
hardness: 6.5 - 7


African Jade Heishi Beads
African Jade Heishi - JDHT0002
Although not really a true jade, but a kind of garnet, you'll love the sea green of these 4mm African jade heishi. The strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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African Jade Rectangle Beads
African Jade Rectangle - JDHM0002
African jade (not true jade) 4mm x 13mm rectangle beads provide a bit of intrigue. Manufactured in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $4.00
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African Jade Round 4mm - JDHR0020
African jade (not true jade) 4mm round beads offer a most fashionable color and a wonderful accent too. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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African Jade Round 6mm - JDHR0021
We love African jade (not true jade) with aventurine and Indian agate, as their colors are very compatible. These 6mm round beads are strung on approximately 15 inch strands. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $5.50
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African Jade Round 8mm Beads
African Jade Round 8mm - JDHR0008
African jade (not true jade) 8mm round beads are a medium leaf green with some gray mottling. Cut in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $6.50
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Canadian Jade Flattened Teardrops - JDHD0001
Our Canadian jade flattened teardrop beads are drilled lengthwise and measure approximately 10mm x 10mm. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $12.47
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Canadian Jade Puff Coins - JDHR0022
These 10mm Canadian jade puffy coin shaped beads display the beauty of this stone to the fullest. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Canadian Nephrite Jade Round 4mm Beads
Canadian Nephrite Jade Round 4mm - JDHR0015
These round 4mm Canadian nephrite jade beads are a translucent more leaf green than our other jade beads with some dark specks. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $12.25
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Canadian Nephrite Jade Round 6mm Beads
Canadian Nephrite Jade Round 6mm - JDHR0016
These round 6mm Canadian nephrite jade beads are a translucent more leaf green than our other jade beads with some dark specks. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $14.75
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Canadian Nephrite Jade Round 8mm Beads
Canadian Nephrite Jade Round 8mm - JDHR0017
These round 8mm Canadian nephrite jade beads are a translucent more leaf green than our other jade beads with some dark specks. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $19.50
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Canadian Nephrite Jade 6mm Star - JDHF0002
If you are looking for a different shape in a gemstone bead, then these 6mm Canadian nephrite jade stars are for you. Cut in China. (untreated) Strands are approximately 15 inches. 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $10.26
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Jade Chips - JDHA0002
These well tumbled nephrite jade chips are fairly translucent and a lighter more yellow green than what we are used to seeing. Strands are approximately 36 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $2.50
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Jade Cubes - JDHM0003
These 4mm nephrite jade cubes are a light to pale leaf green that in spots is slightly translucent. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Korean Jade Nuggets - JDHK0001
7mm x 9mm - 9mm x 12mm Korean jade nuggets are just simply the perfect size bead (in our humble opinion.) These are a lighter olive green color with good translucency. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $5.12
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Nephrite Jade Carved Leaf Beads
Nephrite Jade Carved Leaf - JDHF0001
These wonderful nephrite jade carved leaves offer a touch of nature in a lengthwise drilled bead measuring approximately 8mm x 11mm. Cut in China, strands are approximately 15 inches. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $8.19
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Nephrite Jade Round 4mm Beads
Nephrite Jade Round 4mm - JDHR0005
These round 4mm nephrite jade beads are a translucent light olive green. Cut in China, strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $7.50
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Olivine Jade Cube Beads
Olivine Jade Cube - JDHM0001
Olivine jade is somewhat translucent deep forest green. These 4mm cubes are really quite an excellent representative of the stone. Cut in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Plum Jade 10mm Beads
Plum Jade 10mm Round - JDPR0002
These 10mm round plum jade (quartz) beads are a soft mauve pink, with some color variation between strands from warm to cool. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Plum Jade 14mm Beads
Plum Jade 14mm Round - JDPR0003
These 14mm round plum jade (quartz) beads are a soft mauve pink, with some color variation between strands from pink to chocolate milk color. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $11.96
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Plum Jade Roundel Beads
Plum Jade 8mm Roundel - JDPU0001
The color range of plum jade (quartz) is from pale mauve pink to dark chocolate pudding brown, and these roundels have that full range, but each strand is pretty uniform in color within the strand. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China.
More Details+Price $6.75
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Plum Jade Hair Pipe Beads
Plum Jade Hair pipe - JDPI0001
These 6mm x 16mm plum jade (quartz) long hair pipes are for the most part semi-translucent mauve pink, some strands tend toward light pinkish brown. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $7.76
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Yellow Jade 4mm Roundels - JDUU0001
We especially enjoy this small 4mm size roundel as an accent bead. These are natural yellow jade. Cut in China. Strands are approximately 15 inches. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $6.37
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Yellow Jade 6mm Round - JDUR0004
These 6mm round beads are natural yellow jade, which is a blend of golden yellow and creamy white. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $5.31
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Yellow Jade Horse Eye
Yellow Jade Oval - JDUV0001
These natural yellow jade horse eye shaped oval beads blend golden honey yellow and creamy white. They measure approximately 12mm x 19mm. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $7.43
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