One of my clients showed me this broken bangle. It was broken into 3 pieces and she did not know what to do with it.
An examination of the bangle and an FTIR scan showed that the bangle is Type A Natural Jadeite Jade. Notice that the small patches of green were ingrained quite deep into the interior of the bangle. Normally for Type B Jadeite Jade, if the color of the Jadeite Jade bangle is artificially enhanced, that is, polymer being impregnated into the jade piece, the penetration of the color dye will only be about a few microns from the surface.
The 3 broken pieces can be re-cut and you can set a suite of jewelry as shown in the pictures, which I have done for a closed friend of mine. Re-cutting the jade pieces will not cost you too much as the task is quite simple. The raw edges will be repolished to give it a good luster.
So if you have a broken bangle, you can re-make it into a suite of jade jewelry.
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