The colorless translucent stone with the ignoble designation in the Chinese language of “Mutton Fat”, has been named Imperial Jade to appeal to Western sensibilities, I suppose. It is said to be the favorite of one of the Emperors, thus Imperial. If you know the truth about Imperial Jade, please let me know.
It was difficult to find compatible stones to suspend this disk as I could not find beads made of the same jade. I finally decided to use the moonstone because it subtly supported the colorless Jade instead of dominating it. Having chosen the main components, it was now time to add tiny touches of color with the Garnet and Peridot and the pearly white of the real seed beads, not enough to compete but enough to enliven the work. I did try Citrine with the Peridot but settled finally on the rich red of the Garnet to contrast and complement the green Peridot. Stringing the 2mm beads was laborious (especially when I had to do it three times) but never tedious. I wanted to get it just right and am pleased with the result.