Wind River Originals, LLC can furnish rough jade in unlimited quantities. We alsoproduce exceptional quality Wyoming jade products such as pen sets, book ends, letter openers, paper weights and worry stones of polished jade.
Jade is considered to be a "good luck" stone. It is a semi-precious stone with a hardness range of 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs' scale, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest. Jewelry quality jade generally rates at 7.5, while commercialquality jade is softer.
The jade found in Wyoming is composed of the mineral nephrite, which is a lime-magnesium-aluminum silicate. It may be be translucent or opaque. Jade can be found in almost every state, but Wyoming seems to have the largest deposits in theUnited States.
Jade is found in many colors besides the commonly known "apple green" and "emerald green" which are usually of gem quality. It can also be found in black, gray, pink, white, brown, and green; all in various shades and combinations of colors.