PRE-COLUMBIAN_Mesoamerican_Greenstone Jade Pendant Bead_8.5 x 18.0 x 14.6mm

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller worldtraveler57 (3,448) 100%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333404012384 This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican greenstone jade bead. The back has multiple sides that are more geometric than the domed and curved front. “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.” The drilling is at the top edge. Pre-Columbian beads drilled this way cluster beautifully together if you are making a necklace. The bead has digs and erosion with a lovely smooth aged patina. It measures 8.5 x 18.0 x 14.6mm. The weight is 4.3 grams. PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanGreenstone Jade Pendant Bead8.5 x 18.0 x 14.6mm PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanGreenstone Jade Pendant Bead8.5 x 18.0 x 14.6mm Click images to enlarge Description This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican greenstone jade bead. The back has multiple sides that are more geometric than the domed and curved front. “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.” The drilling is at the top edge. Pre-Columbian beads drilled this way cluster beautifully together if you are making a necklace. The bead has digs and erosion with a lovely smooth aged patina. It measures 8.5 x 18.0 x 14.6mm. The weight is 4.3 grams. 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. Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: The bead has some digs and erosion with a lovely worn and smooth patina., Material: Stone, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities, Type: Bead

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