A Pendant Necklace With A Colored Stone

April 28, 2017By

A Pendant Necklace With A Colored Stone


Abstract: An elderly lady sent me an enquiry on her pendant necklace with a colored stone mounted. Unfortunately, the colored stone is not a jadeite jade.

摘要 : 一位老太太给我发了一个询问, 问她的吊坠项链与一个彩色的宝石 头安装。不幸的是,那块有色石头并不是翡翠玉石.

Dear Arthur

Your stories and your information about jadeite are all so interesting and so enjoyable. Thank you so much. 

In 1951 an elderly friend of mine bought this broken necklace from a TWA Airlines Unclaimed Sale and later before he passed away he gave it to me. I have recently decided to restring it with some freshwater pearls.

你写的故事和你写有关于翡翠的信息都是如此有趣和含有愉快的内容。 非常感谢。

在1951年,我的一个老朋友从TWA航空公司无人认领的销售中购买了这条破损的项链,而在他去世之前,他把它交给了我. 我最近决定用一些淡水珍珠来牵连它. Can you give me an educated guess from the photos if this is real jadeite or is it fake? It is very beautiful and translucent so I think it could possibly be real. If you agree then I will have it tested at the Gemological Institute of America by Mail.

你能给我一个合适的猜测看看这是真正的翡翠还是假的? 它是非常美丽和半透明,所以我认为这可能是真的. 如果您认同,我将邮递去美国宝石学院进行测试. I do not have much money as I am elderly so I appreciate your opinion very much.

I am just learning to send photos by email so please forgive me for making the necklace clasp so large. 

 Thank you so very much.


因为我是一个贫困老人, 我没有太多, 所以我非常感谢你的意见.

刚刚才学通过电子邮件发送照片, 所以请原谅我使项链扣放的那么大非常感谢你


Hi Ma’am KF

The colored stone in your pendant necklace is not jadeite jade material. Jadeite Jade does not have this type of banding as in your mounted colored stone.  Most probably it is Malachite, as seen in the photo you sent. The original green beads are either synthetic polymer, malachite or colorless agate being dyed light green.

Malachite is quite common and it rather inexpensive.

So you do not need to send to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for testing as the fee can be a bit stiff for identification of colored stones.

Ma’am, take it as a fun piece and wear it as costume jewellery.

Perhaps you should go over your old trunk boxes or your attic, there might just be a hidden gem of high worth waiting to be discovered. It has happened many times before. It is a belief that a gemstone has an inner vibration, be it spiritual or physical, that will connect with an intended master when the time is right. Ultimately it will find its owner. What you are looking for may also be looking for you.

You take care, Ma’am KF, and best of wishes to you.



 您那吊坠项链中的彩色石头不是真正翡翠玉石. 真正翡翠玉石没有这种像你挂上的彩色石头一样类型的镶条.从您发送的照片看到来, 很可能是孔雀石 (Malachite). 您那绿色的原本珠子可能是被染成浅绿色的合成聚合物,孔雀石或无色的玛瑙染成浅绿色.




 应该检查一下的旧行李箱或的阁楼处,可能隐藏着一个高价值的宝石在等待去发现呢. 这以前发生过很多次. 这是一种信念,宝石有内在的振动, 无论是精神上还是物理上的,当正确时机的话它将与它预期的主人联系. 最终会找到它的主人. 你正在寻找的东西也可能在寻找你.

 女士KF,好好照顾自己, 并祝福给您.


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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at GIA in New York. I hold an MBA from Cranfield University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines and Mogok in upper Burma with my second son. Three of my children were also Graduate Gemologist, GIA and they are deal in diamonds.

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