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n.1.(Min.) A hard, compact variety of serpentine found in Rhode Island. It is of a light green color and resembles jade.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Made in the early 20th century, the green ball on the handle is bowenite, a jade substitute used because it felt warmer.
These included jasper, bowenite, rhodonite, rock crystal, agate, aventurine, quartz, lapis, lazuli andjade.
Resting on a Bowenite stand, the pink guilloche enamel egg opens to reveal a bouquet carved from rock crystal, rose quartz and blue topaz, each with a diamond at the centre.
The collonade is made of palest green bowenite, enclosing a pale pink enamel Egg with a silver-gilt cupid representing the Tsarevitch surmounting it, while four silver-gilt cherubs representing his four sisters surround the base.