jadeite


jade·ite

noun \ˈjā-ˌdīt\

Definition of JADEITE

:  a usually green monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group that is a silicate of sodium and aluminum and is a jade
ja·dit·ic \jā-ˈdi-tik\ adjective

Origin of JADEITE

French
First Known Use: 1865

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jadeite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Uncut (left) and cut jadeite.—Runk/Schoenberger—Grant Heilman

Gem-quality silicate mineral in the pyroxene family that is one of the two forms of jade. Jadeite (imperial jade), sodium aluminum silicate (NaAlSiO), may contain impurities that give it a variety of colours: white, green, red, brown, and blue. The most highly prized variety is emerald green. Jadeite occurs only in metamorphic rocks, most often in those that have been subjected to the high pressures deep below the Earth's surface. The area around the city of Mogaung in northern Myanmar has long been the main source of gem-quality jadeite.

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