Recently I had a custom order for a Teak Wooden Ring with Crushed Jade. I have always loved the look of Jade, but have never had any to use. I found that Jade can be an expensive material to purchase in rough quanities.
While looking for some Jade to use for this ring, I ran across a store in Columbia Mo called The Bead Gallery. They are located on Walnut Street in the District. The Bead Gallery specializes in high quality beads and findings. The quality and selection is amazing. And when they say the bead is a certain precious stone, you are getting that stone and not a cheaper stone that has been dyed to look like something else.
Jade is a very nice stone to work with. It shapes and polishes nicely. And the color range of greens makes for some great contrast. I am looking forward to using this Jade with many other woods.