PRE-COLUMBIAN_Mesoamerican_Greenstone Jade_Pendant Bead_7.8 x 16.9 x 17.7mm

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller worldtraveler57 (3,448) 100%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333404012389 This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican greenstone jade pendant bead. It has a fat chunky shape that is raised on one side and flat on the other. It is drilled at the top for suspension. “Greenstone is a common generic term for valuable, green-hued minerals and metamorphosed igneous rocks and stones which early cultures used in the fashioning of hardstone carvings such as jewelry, statuettes, ritual tools, and various other artifacts. Greenstone artefacts may be made of greenschist, chlorastrolite, serpentine, omphacite, chrysoprase, olivine, nephrite, chloromelanite among other green-hued minerals. The term also includes jade and jadeite, although these are perhaps more frequently identified by these latter terms. The greenish hue of these rocks generally derives from the presence of minerals such as chlorite, hornblende, or epidote. Greenstone minerals were presumably selected for their color rather than their chemical composition. In archaeology therefore, having a loosely applied general term is at least partially influenced by the observation that ancient cultures often used and considered these various green-hued materials as interchangeable.” It measures 7.8 x 16.9 x 17.7mm. The weight is 3.7 grams. There are abrasions and wear and it is smooth from age and usage. Please see photos. PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanGreenstone JadePendant Bead7.8 x 16.9 x 17.7mm PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanGreenstone JadePendant Bead7.8 x 16.9 x 17.7mm Click images to enlarge Description This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican greenstone jade pendant bead. It has a fat chunky shape that is raised on one side and flat on the other. It is drilled at the top for suspension. “Greenstone is a common generic term for valuable, green-hued minerals and metamorphosed igneous rocks and stones which early cultures used in the fashioning of hardstone carvings such as jewelry, statuettes, ritual tools, and various other artifacts. Greenstone artefacts may be made of greenschist, chlorastrolite, serpentine, omphacite, chrysoprase, olivine, nephrite, chloromelanite among other green-hued minerals. The term also includes jade and jadeite, although these are perhaps more frequently identified by these latter terms. The greenish hue of these rocks generally derives from the presence of minerals such as chlorite, hornblende, or epidote. Greenstone minerals were presumably selected for their color rather than their chemical composition. In archaeology therefore, having a loosely applied general term is at least partially influenced by the observation that ancient cultures often used and considered these various green-hued materials as interchangeable.” It measures 7.8 x 16.9 x 17.7mm. The weight is 3.7 grams. There are abrasions and wear and it is smooth from age and usage. Please see photos. Visit My eBay Store Payment Paid orders must be shipped within one business day. I combine shipping and will hold unpaid orders up to 14 days. Please contact me for a revised invoice for combined shipping before check out. Contact Us My goal is to provide you with the best possible customer service. Your satisfaction is very important to me and I do accept returns. If you would like to return your item, or have any questions or concerns please email me and I will help you directly. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: There are abrasions and wear and it is smooth from age and usage. Please see photos., Material: Stone, Type: Bead / Pendant, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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