Jade Cat's Eye - Nephrite

The only kind of jade that has cateye’s effect comes from Siberia and Taiwan.  These jade cateyes have hardness ranging from 6 to 7. Taiwan currently has the best cutting technology of jade cateyes. A crucial material, mineral fibers, has to be present in order to create this cateye’s effect. In about one thousand tons of jade roughs, only a few kilograms of jade cateye can be cut. While the supply of jade cateyes is very limited, the attrition rate is relatively high due to the complexity of jade cateye cutting. Only highly skilled professionals are qualified to perform such task. All these reasons make jade cateyes very precious in the market.