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This Lovely Green Gem Has a Feather-Like Appearance

Formally, I’m known as “clinochlore,” but if it’s sales you’re after, I recommend yet another name.

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There are places gemologists fear to tread, but not marketers, which is why I’m sometimes referred to as “chlorite jade”— a name that captures my lovely green nature but misleads on my mineral make-up. Formally, I’m known as “clinochlore,” but if it’s sales you’re after, I recommend yet another name — one that reflects my chatoyancy-inspired resemblance to feathers and evokes divine intervention rather than an industrial cleaner.

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