Hi! I did search the archives on this one. It added more questions!
I need to find out what stone is currently being sold as “new jade”.
Its color ranges in shades of yellow green to a deeper shade of leaf
green. It is somewhat translucent is spots, milky and it has a
"greasy" feeling, but not as much as turquoise. It is not as heavy
as aventurine. This stone is not aventurine. I can tell that much.
In the archives it is called Serpentine. However, according to my
books Serpentine (I’ve seen it called Zebra Jasper) is heavily banded
and tends to break along the layers. "Green Jade " is much more
durable. It is not glass. It has neither bubbles or grains and feels
warmer to the touch.
Not having any formal gemological education or the tools to test this
stone any suggestion is greatly appreciated. I want to give my
customers the correct