Jade Trade

1 As a Jeweler it will come back to Haunt you …

April 21, 2014By 0 Comments
1 As a Jeweler it will come back to Haunt you …

As a jeweler, if one sells a fake, it will come back to haunt that person, perhaps years later when one least expect it. Or if a person is a qualified gemologist and is running a gem lab performing such services as identification of diamonds, colored stones or jade and the issuances of certificates and […]

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Listening Test Type B Jade Bangle

June 18, 2012By 8 Comments
Listening Test Type B Jade Bangle

Hi Arthur, I am confused with the information in the internet on distinguishing an A grade jade bangle from a B grade one. I hope that with your extensive experience, you could clarify my doubts. 1) I read that jade bangles with ‘flowering’ patterns ie, where the individual stone crystals are visible in some places, […]

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7b The Power Behind The HongShan Jade

June 11, 2011By 8 Comments
7b The Power Behind The HongShan Jade

Further to this post, HongShan Neolithic Jade For Sale (Part 1 HNJ), the Old Jade Dealer, came up with 2 propositions and asked me to consider whether I would be interested to go ahead. So I told him I required a lot of information first before I approached any investors, lest I would be on […]

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15 It’s Not 20 Years Experience, It’s 20 Years S.O.S

June 7, 2011By 6 Comments
15 It’s Not 20 Years Experience, It’s 20 Years S.O.S

A reader sent me two pictures of jade bangles and asked me whether they were ‘real’ jade.  She bought the jade bangles in TianJin jade market in China where she paid a reasonable price for these two bangles. When she came home, she showed the two bangles to a local goldsmith shop who also had […]

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13 Lacquer Spraying a Jadeite Jade

May 31, 2011By 8 Comments
13 Lacquer Spraying a Jadeite Jade

Lacquer spraying the surface of a jade piece is another type of enhancement that is commonly practiced among jade sellers, especially those selling jade pendants, bangles and figurines on road-side make-shift stores, under major bridges of cities and nook and corner back-lanes. The lacquer used is mostly a type of olefin oil such as ethylene, […]

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7a HongShan Neolithic Jade For Sale

May 30, 2011By 4 Comments
7a HongShan Neolithic Jade For Sale

I often receive prepositions from dealers, friends and customers to help them sell their collection of jade locally and in overseas market since I am in this line for many years. If I can secure a buyer for them in Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom or United States they will cut me a good commission.  […]

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