Nephrite (jade) Nephrite is a variety of actinolite, it has a hardness of 6, a specific gravity of 2.95 and crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system. It is used to make carvings, sculptures and ornamental objects. Its name is derived from Greek and its Latin name “lapis nephriticus” means “stone for the kidneys”.
All minerals used for the creation of our kombolois are mostly gemstones used to craft jewelry. Please treat your komboloi with care. Inclusions, cracks and breakage surfaces are a natural phenomenon and should never be associated with wear and tear.