Unique to B.C., champagne jade is less common than British Columbia’s well-known green nephrite jade. It’s unusual creamy “champagne” colour has given this jade its name.
The value of this stone was not immediately recognized in the 1950’s when it was discovered in British Columbia’s Fraser River. It was referred to as “mutton fat jade” or “mutton jade.” In the 1990s it’s popularity began to grow until increased demand finally established the true value of this unusual stone.
Champagne Jade is a fine stone, said to bring good luck and fortune to its possessor.
The champagne jade dolphin is approximately 37 x 15 mm on a green nephrite jade base approximately 35 x 47 x 47mm. Bases are rough pieces of jade and vary in size and shape.