Mohs Hardness: 6.5 to 7 out of 10
Color: Semi-transparent to opaque, light to dark green, possibly with lighter or darker mottling. Jadeite occurs naturally in green, lavender, red, brown, white, and black.
RI: 1.666 to 1.680 (+/- 0.008) (1.66 spot reading common)
Birefringence: Usually not detectable
Fluorescence: Varies depending on color.
SG: 3.34 (+0.06 / -0.09)
Routine Treatments: Waxing
Additional Enhancements: Bleaching, dyeing, polymer impregnation