California Black Jade solitaire necklace in Platinum over 925 Sterling Silver
Found throughout the state, California black jade is a variety of black nephrite jade. Sometimes known as ink jade, also known as Boots black jade. Named for its prospector, Howard Boots, the original location of this supply is a closely guarded secret. Only three people ever knew the location, and two of them have taken this knowledge to the grave. Today, only Howard’s widow, Shirley, knows the secret of Boots black jade.
This is the story behind this extraordinary gemstone from California and this pendant necklace is the epitome of it's story. It sports a 13.50 carat giant 16x14mm California Black Jade gem in an ornate Platinum over 925 Sterling Silver setting. It is definitely a unique necklace and for those who want attention drawn to them!