Jade Dice Inlaid with Brass

(6 customer reviews)


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Jade Polyhedral Dice Inlaid with Brass

This project has been around for quite some time as we have been looking for a way to offer semi precious stone dice that could stand up to the rigors of play. We don’t make shelf queens. Our dice are made to game and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. Most semi precious stone dice proved to chip easily and wouldn’t hold up to regular use. That’s no bueno.

So how did we get around stones natural propensity to chip? Simple – we cheated. This new line of dice have been crafted from semi precious stone set in a resin matrix. The end result is flawless in execution, beauty, gameability (if that’s not a word, it is now). By binding the ground semi precious stone in a resin matrix, it adds a toughness to the resulting die that unaltered stone just doesn’t have while retaining all the visual properties and heft of the original stone.

Jinsa Jade Cong

Jinsa Jade Cong courtesy of Wikipedia.

These particular dice, have been crafted from Jade and inlaid with Brass. Chinese craftsmen have crafted highly prized works of art from Jade for thousands of years. In fact the earliest known Chinese jade artifacts date to the Late Neolithic Era around 3300 BC. There are artifacts that predate even this as Jade was fashioned into tools by early man much like flint. A few hundred years ago, some of these master craftsmen in China recognized that Burmese Jade was different. It was harder, more dense, and produced a higher luster upon polishing. This Burmese Jade gradually became the preferred Jade of these Chinese artisans, and the type of Jade most highly prized by the Chinese people.

What those ancient craftsmen had discovered was the difference between jadeite and nephrite. Modern scientists wouldn’t catch up to this ancient wisdom until Alexis Damour, a French mineralogist, determined that Jade was in fact two different materials hundreds of years later in 1863. The term Jade has long been used interchangeably for these two different minerals, jadeite and nephrite and is still used interchangeably today.  Jade can vary in color from a pale green that is nearly white often called mutton fat, to a deep vibrant translucent green refereed to as Imperial Jade owing to it being the sole property of the Chinese Imperial Family for a time. Very rarely other color morphs can be seen as vivid reds and blues.

Jade D20s Inlaid with Brass


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6 reviews for Jade Dice Inlaid with Brass

  1. Michael Burham (verified owner)

    Very nice dice but a little difficult to see the brass numbers. Afraid to roll on hard surfaces.

    • Charlie Brumfield

      Don’t be we have a lifetime warranty on everything we make.

  2. James J

    Was given to me as a gift; as a dice enthusiast, this is my favorite set by a massive factor. I received the d20. It is perfectly, and I do mean perfectly crafted; no visible blemishes, amazing colors, and invokes a sense of the obviously passionate hand that crafted it. 6/5 stars; I may have to buy the full set myself. I was seriously blown away.

  3. Jestin

    How long will it take to get one of these Jade d20’s in the mail after I order it?

  4. Joe Saul (verified owner)

    I ordered the d20 on December 13th. It got here on January 25th, which is not bad considering the Xmas/New Year’s holiday weeks were in the middle of that. And it is STUNNING. Exactly as advertised, jewel-like, beautiful work.

  5. Alexander Ma (verified owner)

    I finally got my Jade D20 just in time for today’s session! I love the look and feel of it. The weight it lighter than I thought it’d be, but I like that it isn’t too heavy. As a nice bonus, the dice minions included a free wooden d20 since my order took so long due to the COVID-19 crisis happening right after I ordered and causing a longer than usual delay. I appreciated that level of customer care.

  6. Zachary Graham (verified owner)

    Got this D20 as a gift for a friend. It looks exactly as advertised and better! I sent one email to the team to check in on the status and was quickly emailed back with a pleasant message on the progress so A plus customer service! Cannot wait to order more dice from this company.

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