Jadeite Jade

Jade Fractures

March 8, 2015By 2 Comments
Jade Fractures

Dear Arthur Does a Jadeite Gemological Institute or Lab put in their gems report if they find cracks on a gemstone or jade? The reason I asked is because recently at Jade shop, I intended to buy a Jadeite (Type A) “Guan Yin” carving figurine. Upon checking I found a crack from the base of […]

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A Set Of Jadeite And Diamond Jewellery

June 9, 2014By 0 Comments
A Set Of Jadeite And Diamond Jewellery

A set of Jadeite Jade and Diamond jewellery sold on May 27, 2014 in Hong Kong at the Christie’s auction for HK$7,840,000 ( US$1,015,850). Comprising a ring, set with an oval jadeite cabochon of even vivid emerald green color and high translucency, to the pear-shaped diamond shoulders and brilliant-cut diamond surround; and a pair of matching […]

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Imperial Jadeite Jade (Green) Ring

June 23, 2012By 6 Comments
Imperial Jadeite Jade (Green) Ring

Hi Arthur, I would like to ask you about Imperial (Green) Jadeite Jade Type “A” and also the jade ring I purchased as shown in the picture. I was told by the sale-person where I bought this Jadeite Jade Type “A” ring that Imperial (Green) Jadeite Jade Type “A” is rare and of the highest […]

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Jade Bangles & Carvings

June 12, 2012By 8 Comments
Jade Bangles & Carvings

Hi Arthur, I would be very grateful if you could take a look at the photos of the 5 bangles and 3 pendants I have sent, to see if they are Type A jade. The sound test for bangle 1 & 4 are high pitched but not very resonant, 2 is high pitched and resonant, […]

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The Color of Jade

May 27, 2012By 4 Comments
The Color of Jade

Hi Uncle Arthur, Reading the new articles, I have some questions. Can you help me with those? “Old Mine Jade normally refers to those Jadeite Jade which has a vivid deep emerald green.  This type of green is caused by chromium and it is very pleasing to the eyes.  Those garden variety darkish green are […]

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19c Using Hot Point – Detecting B Jade)

July 17, 2011By 1 Comment
19c Using Hot Point – Detecting B Jade)

Jade dealers often use ‘hot point’ for home detection on whether a jadeite jade has been impregnated with polymer. Polymers when come into contact with a hot point emits a ‘plastic and resinous’ smell when the resin melts.  Natural jadeite jade does not contain organic compounds, so when a small area is touched with a […]

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