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Maw Sit Sit Cabochons

Maw Sit Sit is a rare green semi precious gemstone material.  Vibrant and bright green Maw Sit Sit designer cabochons can have black spots, or dark-green to black veining and sometimes they have white spots.

Maw-sit-sit has a hardness of 6 and makes very durable designer cabochons.

This stone is often found near jadeite. Maw-sit-sit is found in the famous jade mining region of Tawmaw in the Himalayan foothills of northwestern Myanmar (formally Burma). It was first identified by the late Dr. Eduard Gubelin in 1963 and named after the village close by.

Although its exact composition is still unknown, Maw-sit-sit is composed of chromite, ureyite, chrome jadeite, symplektite, chrome amphibole, and other lighter minerals. Though Jadeite is a component there is some controversy on whether it can be called Jade. This material is old, rare, and extremely hard to get!

Metaphysical Properties: Maw Sit Sit is said to help one find joy in life. Wear or carry one when you are outdoors, hiking, working, or just relaxing. It is said to be energizing, to help one feel alive, and to ward off melancholy and depression.