Edwards Black with crystals
4.75 pounds 2.16 kg
13.2 cm x 9.8 x 7.6cm 5.2 in x 3.8 in x 3.0 in
Purple markings on the jade was for sizing a very large bracelet without crystals in, so you can see that at least one large bangle or bracelet can be made from this stone.
Originally obtained from the Rhoad’s collection in Lander, Wyoming. Bert Rhoads was one of the original Wyoming jade hunters back in the 1930’s, considered by some as the first to have it confirmed by the geologists at the Smithsonian. This piece of Edwards Black was likely purchased or traded for from Edwards himself by his son Paddy in the 1960’s when the Rhoads rock shop was still open. Paddy’s son Ken sold me this piece a few years back. The Rhoads jewelry store is still open in Lander run by Ken’s son Tyson.
Notes on this nephrite:
• Photos were taken in a professional light box for maximum color accuracy.
• Some sides and areas were polished with Genie round wheels which is less than ideal for flat surfaces but at least gives you an idea of the polish it can take.
• Some dust on polished surfaces
• NO water or oil has been used in any of these photos.
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