Jade Inuksuk Brooch (Vancouver 2010 Symbol) (KB0140)
Item # KB0140
Beautiful Inukshuk brooch crafted from the finest jade. This brooch measures approximately 35mm. Inuksuit are among the most important objects created by the Inuit who were the first people to inhabit portions of Alaska, Arctic Canada, and Greenland.
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Beautiful Inukshuk Brooch crafted from our finest Jade. This Brooch measures approximately 35mm.
Inuksuit are among the most important objects created by the Inuit who were the first people to inhabit portions of Alaska, Arctic Canada, and Greenland. The term Inuksuk (the singular of Inuksuit) means 'to act in the capacity of a human.' It is an extension of Inuk, meaning 'a human being.
These stone figures were placed on the temporal and spiritual landscapes. Among many practical functions, they were employed as hunting and navigation aids, coordination points, indicators, and message centers.30 day satisfaction guarantee!
against manufacturer's defects (excludes malicious damage, etc.)!
Jade is a natural stone, so the shade of color may vary slightly.
All of our jade is grade A, unless otherwise noted. It is 100% Pure Nephrite Jade, with no treatments whatsoever.
What is Jade?
Jade is one of two gemstones, nephrite jade or jadeite jade.
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Nephrite jade, (a silicate of calcium and magnesium), is the historical Chinese Jade, or Stone of Heaven, a stone revered by the Chinese for more than 5000 years. Nephrite is prized for its special qualities: its extreme toughness, (the toughest of any natural stone), its alluring translucency and a smooth polished feel.
Colors of Nephrite Jade range from pure white to all shades of green. All of our jade products are 100% pure, Nephrite Jade. No artificial coloring, dyes, or any treatment to enhance the color are applied to our jade. GUARANTEED.
Jadeite Jade: (silicate of sodium and aluminum) A relatively new jade introduced to China from Burma in 1784. Gem quality Jadeite is extremely rare and thus extremely expensive. Often mislabeled as "Chinese jade," (it was never found in China), jadeite is slightly harder than nephrite jade.
Colors of jadeite range from white to black with intense greens and lavender being the most sought after.
Jadeite is often color enhanced and expert advice should be sought when investing in jadeite jewelry.
How is Jade cut?
Nephrite Jade is an extremely tough material to work. Nephrite Jade is fibrous in structure, similar to a handful of human hair. Due to this fibrous structure it cannot be cut with chisels, it has to be ground using very hard sharp abrasives, Diamonds. All of the saw blades we use have diamond imbedded in a soft matrix. This allows the soft matrix to slowly wear away exposing new diamond. It is the hardness of the Diamond particles being dragged over the softer Jade that does the cutting.
Where are the carvings and sculptures made?
One-of-a-kind sculptures are made by a few recognized sculptors in Vancouver, Canada, the modern jade sculpting center of the world. Each one of these signed and numbered sculptures comes with a signed certificate of authenticity by the artist.
The animal and collectible carvings are handmade by carvers in Asia. Each one is individually designed and sculpted. No two are exactly alike.
The list above may specify gemstones, but it does not describe whether the gemstones used in the product are natural or synthetic. Gemstones are of natural origin, unless noted otherwise. Please refer to the product title and "details" section for further information.
Please note that certain values, including length, weight, and number of beads/magnets, may vary in items that are available in different sizes. A length of "0" above indicates that this item can be custom-sized, or that different sizes are available. Values are subject to change, and should be viewed as a general reference only.
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Details about our satisfaction guarantee:
- All jewelry, sunglasses, and watches are covered by a 30 or 60 day money-back guarantee (as specified in the product details), excluding personalized jewelry (sales are final, but guaranteed against defects). This period starts from the day you receive your product(s) - we think that's only fair!
Within this time, for the products mentioned above, you are free to exchange to another size, style, model, etc, and we'll only charge any difference in price, and a nominal fee of $4.50 (USA) / $8.95 (International) (to cover shipping the second time).
If you want to return your product within this timeframe, you can certainly do so! We'll credit the full order amount, minus shipping costs and a 15% restocking fee. Please note that product returned must be in new condition. Of course, if there was a mistake on our end (wrong product shipped, etc.), we'll be more than happy to provide you with a full refund.
- Unless noted otherwise, supplements and other perishable items cannot be returned once opened, unless the product was received in damaged or expired condition. All Vaxa supplement
products are covered by a 30 day money-back guarantee, or by an even longer guarantee, as noted.
- Sorry, we cannot accept returns or exchanges of personal items or once-usable items, including, but not limited to, magnetic body wraps, magnetic mattress pads, Buff headwear, and toxin test kits (unless they have never been opened or used).
- In general, all items returned must be in new condition.
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