Nephrite is a gem-quality silicate mineral, one of the two crystals termed as jade,(the other being jadeite). Nephrite jade has been fashioned into tools, sculptures, jewelry, gemstones, talismans, and other ornamental objects for over 5,000 years.
This image is one of the 12 pieces of my series titled The wooden jewelry box, inspired by the beautiful colors, structures and details of gemstones, crystals and trees. All pieces are available as print.
March 1st, 2018
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