This is green nephrite jade from the state of Wyoming. I love the jade in Wyoming because it has a lot of inclusions of other minerals and its greens vary from olive to sage to apple green. I cut these earrings from a chunk of jade that has huge pattern and variety within the stone. These earrings have spots of white and olive and dark green with a medium/light green background.
I have hammered and bent a single strip of silver to hang these earrings on handmade silver ear wires. I drilled a tiny hole and riveted this strip to the stone to allow for just a touch of glittering silver above the beautiful naturally colored stone.
Medium length, 1 1/8 inches not including ear wire.
Nephrite Jade (Wyoming), Sterling Silver