What is the purpose of jasper?
Hetian jade is recognized as the king of nephrite in the world. It comes in white, topaz, nephrite, jasper, green jade, and so on.Jasper is a translucent to nearly opaque chalcedony that can be various colors, such as red, yellow, brown, green, gray-blue, etc. It is chemically composed of microcrystalline SiO2 and has a hardness close to 7. It can be used as an ornamental stone or for carving crafts. Another kind of nephrite is the translucent spinach green nephrite, which is not very homogeneous in color and structure, and sometimes contains color bands and color clusters formed by chlorite and magnetite. The mineral composition of nephrite is mainly tremolite and actinolite, and the chemical composition is calcium, magnesium and iron silicates, with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. It is mostly used for making vessels or crafts. The Chinese jade jewelry brand craft community is accustomed to foreign-produced nephrite (the vast majority of green) called jasper. Jasper is a variety of Hetian jade, and is most abundant in China in Manas County, on the southern edge of the Junggar Basin, so it is also known as “Manas jade”. Jasper is mostly used for making utensils, and some is also used for producing jewelry and jade ware, which is also traditionally the best choice for jade carving crafts. The texture of jasper is as delicate as dark green gelatin, with few flaws. After the mid-Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, jasper became a common type of jade used in the palace, and they were also good at drawing on painting, carving, and arts and crafts, integrating a variety of traditional workings such as shaded lines, yang lines, flat and convex, hidden and hollowed out, and attracting foreign artistic influences and combining them with adaptations to create and develop a highly crafted and decorative jade craft. It has distinctive characteristics of the times and high artistic attainments. In addition to jasper, yellow jade with the color of chicken oil is the best, purple jade is usually light pink, ink jade is actually jade with many black spots on jasper, and green jade is actually dull, greenish white jade. The white jade is usually the best. Jewelry brands, jasper, Hetian jade,