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51.17ct Tumbled Turkiyenite Jade

51.17ct Tumbled Turkiyenite Jade

Regular price $42.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $42.00 USD
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Natural Tumbled Turkiyenite

a.k.a. "Turkish Purple Jade"

Weight (carats)
Weight (grams)
Dimensions (inches)
0.9" x 0.85" x 0.5"
Dimensions (millimeters)
23mm x 22mm x 13mm
Origin Bursa, Turkey
Shape tumbled stone
Material Grade AAA
Notable Patterns light marbling
Treatments / Enhancements none, natural
SKU Number #A4

Additional Notes: Photos have been corrected to most accurately display the stone's natural color for computer monitors and mobile device screens under a combination of LED and incandescent light.  Without proper techniques, Turkiyenite purple jade will not photograph adequately due to its inherent gemologic phenomenon, referred to as "photoluminescence."

 Photo 4 compares the stone to a 24 karat gold ring, which is a naturally vibrant yellow color.

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About Turkish Purple Jade

Lavender jadeite from Turkey, also known as "turkiyenite," is a highly uncommon stone that has only gotten harder to come by over the years.  Material from this particular locality contains between 40% to 60% jadeite jade (as opposed to the often less valuable "nephrite" jade), with the remainder a still unknown combination of quartz, orthoclase feldspar, epidote, and other trace minerals.  AA grade material and better (with the scale starting at D and going up to AAA+) will have a higher jadeite content.

Turkish purple jade has a unique quality called "photoluminescence," meaning a stone's color can actually shift to different shades depending on the light source.  Included in the last photo slot is an example of the same several stones under different artificial lighting conditions.  No filters or color correcting techniques were used.  In direct natural sunlight, the material can exhibit a magenta "glow."  In artificial white LED light (such as a phone flashlight), the stones tend to take on a ghostly marbled blue. 

Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

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The Turkiyenite Collection

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