Leslie Walberg's Blog "All About Beads" on our Beads in Corpus Christi website http://www.beadsincorpuschristi.com The mission of this Blog is to explore the World of Beads. New beads, old beads, gemstone beads, glass beads, trade beads, amber beads, pearls, authentic antique beads, reproduction beads, turquoise, genuine turquoise, fake turquoise, stabilized turquoise, dyed turquoise, howlite, dyed howlite, chalk turquoise, lapis beads, dyed lapis beads, malachite beads, immitation malachite beads, onyx, and commonly misrepresented gemstone beads. We will also notify you about upcoming Bead Shows that Objets D'Art will be exhibiting at.
To sum it all up this blog will be "All About Beads"
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How to Test Jade in an Imperfect World. There are only two types of Jade that are considered real Jade. There is Jadeite which measures between 6.0 and 7.0 on the Mohs Sacale of hardness, and there is Nephrite jade which measures between 6.0 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Other materials, no matter how much they look like jade, are not jade unless they meet this hardness criteria. A pocket knife has a blade which measures approximately 5.0 on up to 5.5 on the mohs hardness scale, thus...Read Full Post »