PRE-COLUMBIAN_Mesoamerican_Greenstone Jade Pendant Bead_8.7 x 17.4 x 14.9mm

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller worldtraveler57 (3,408) 100%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333336878164 This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican greenstone jade pendant bead. There are 3 geometric sides on the back, and the front is more organic with curves and lots of dimension. The horizontal indentation on the front makes me ponder how this bead was used! “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 bead measures 8.7 x 17.4 x 14.9mm. The weight is 3.6 grams. It has a smooth and worn patina with digs, abrasions and erosion. PRE-COLUMBIANMesoamericanGreenstone Jade Pendant Bead8.7 x 17.4 x 14.9mm Click images to enlarge Description This auction is for a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican greenstone jade pendant bead. There are 3 geometric sides on the back, and the front is more organic with curves and lots of dimension. The horizontal indentation on the front makes me ponder how this bead was used! “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 bead measures 8.7 x 17.4 x 14.9mm. The weight is 3.6 grams. It has a smooth and worn patina with digs, abrasions and erosion. 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 WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: The bead has a smooth and worn patina, with digs, abrasions and erosion., Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities, Type: Bead, Material: Stone

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