Bowenite aka Canadian Jade, is a hard, compact variety of the serpentinite species, with appearance and colors similar to nephrite jade. Bowenite has a light to dark apple green colour, often mottled with cloudy patches and darker veining.
High grade Bowenite is considered a semi-precious stone as it has a transparent to semi-transparent appearance, which is usually a much higher grade of material.
Jade is listed as the Mystical birthstone for the month of March and the Sun Sign Virgo. Jade may be given as a gem on the 12th 30th and 35th wedding and anniversary.
Gemstone: Bowenite or Canadian Jade
Hardness: 5.0 to 5.5 Mohs scale
Gemstone size: 1.5 x 1.1cm
Head Size: 5.2 cm long x 2.0 cm width
Ring size: US Sz. 9; Australian & British R 3/4
Weight: 7 g
Metal: 925 Solid Sterling Silver