Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Maw-Sit-Sit is a local name for jade albite from upper Burma.

The name Maw Sit Sit is given by the local people and reminds the locality of origin near Kansi and Namshawa, N-Burma (Myanmar). Previously used names in the west were Jade-Albite or Chloromelanite.

Maw Sit Sit is a rock, composed from at least six different minerals as main constituents. Those can vary greatly in their relatives amounts and therefore the rock may vary strongly in its visual aspect as well as in its specific gravity value.

Although Mawsitsit is relatively unknown gemstone, it is a very hard and durable takes an excellent polish. It can be fashioned as cabochons, beads or bangles, or used for carvings. The only known source of this material is in Burma and top material commands high prices.