“Jade” is the general term describing jadeite. Jadeite is white in its pure state, with all other colors caused by inclusions of the minerals. Guatemalan jade was discovered near the Motagua fault, where additional faults provided fractures and openings that allowed serpentine to naturally carry precipitated jadeite from the subduction zone to the surface. Guatemalan jade is found in natural colors ranging from a bright, intense green to soft lilac, blue, pink, white, yellow, grey and black. The grey and black hues are exclusively found in Guatemalan jade.
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