Gemology: N is for ...

There's not a lot we can say about gemstones beginning with N because there really aren't many! Sure, there are regionally named variants like Nevada Opal, but only one that truly begins with N. So here we bring you the gemstone beginning with N – Nephrite!

Nephrite

Nephrite is one of two recognised forms of jade, the other being jadeite. Nephrite has been used for millennia, with nephrite tools discovered dating back as far as 5000 years. Although it's a hard substance, it lends itself very well to being carved for decorative purposes. You can learn more about jade here.

We're sure our next foray into the gemstone world, gemstones beginning with O, will be much more engaging!

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