Nephrite

tree branch above lake river bank water weeping hanging reaching summer green leaves reflection soft yellow light sunbeams fog mist

tree branch above lake river bank water weeping hanging reaching summer green leaves reflection soft yellow light sunbeams fog mist

 

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.