Definition of jadeite
: a usually green monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group that is a silicate of sodium and aluminum and is a jade
jaditicplay \jā-ˈdi-tik\ adjective
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In the mid-1990s, Myanmar’s army captured the Hpakant jadeite mine, the world’s richest, from the Kachin Independence Army, a rebel force of around 10,000 men, about 35 miles north of Indawgyi Lake.
Jade is a complex stone to purchase well, because there are two different varieties (nephrite and jadeite) and numerous grades, colors, and subtle qualities to consider.
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Origin and Etymology of jadeite
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
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