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A Bi-Color Bangle

Bangle With White Spots

Could you please explain why white spots can start appearing after one has worn a jadeite jade pendant for a couple of days?

The piece of jade looked nicer before these white spots appeared. Is the brown and greenish jade piece getting lighter?

A Baby Jadeite Jade Bangle

Sincerely, SH

Dear SH

Your bangle is the real jadeite jade and I would think that there are no polymer impregnation.  The white spots maybe due to some wax or some polishing residues that are left behind and the polisher does not bother to clean it.

Now you can clean it if you have a sheep skin or some leather.  Or you rub it with a velvet cloth and you will have a fine bangle.

Thank you for your interest

Warm regards

A Arthur Lau

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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York City, USA. I hold an MBA degree from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar (Burma) in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines, and Mogok, the world’s famous rubies and sapphires mines in upper Burma, with my second son. Three of my children are also Graduate Gemologist, GIA, NYC and they deal in diamonds, gemstones and jade. 我是在美国纽约市的美国宝石学院(GIA)接受过培训的宝石研究学家。 我拥有英国克兰菲尔德大学的工商管理硕士学位和数学学士学位。我以前的职业是银行家,直到90年代初我在缅甸接触到玉石。我曾经和我的次子一起去过缅甸上流传说中的哈帕翡翠矿山和莫谷矿山, 莫谷矿山是世界上著名的红宝石和蓝宝石矿山。我的三个孩子都是纽约市GIA毕业的宝石研究学家, 他们专门处理钻石,宝石和玉石.

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