Ruby Jewelry Archive

How Rare is Burmese Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade? Far rarer than both diamonds and rubies is that of Burmese Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade. Only a fraction of the jadeite found in Myanmar is black of which only about 5% is of a fine enough texture that it could be made into jewelry (cabochons). Of that 5% of jewelry quality black jadeite, only about 1% is translucent in nature that turns a brilliant emerald green when viewed over a transmitted light sourc