This is a B.C. Nephrite jade ring that I cut from a block of ‘Cassia chromite’ to fit the 14k white gold mount supplied by my customer.
Usually if I am called upon to work on Christmas Eve it’s because some very sad jeweller is in deep trouble from a last minute woops. The only reason I’m there is just in case such an emergency occurs and I have saved a couple of very grateful butts over the years.
In this case it wasn’t a last minute present but it was a time sensitive job. My plans for a relaxing day playing were dashed. Although not a particularly difficult job it was quite time consuming as the fit needed to be exact and of course the gold work wasn’t. Luckily Cassia Jade is B.C.’s finest jade to work with, it takes an agate like polish and rarely splinters like the other nephrites so I did manage to deliver the piece that afternoon.
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