Further to my post, ‘Is This a Genuine/Fake Bangle’ dated January 29, 2011, Aswathy wrote to me:
“I have performed the ‘Jade Bangle, Hear Me Out‘ test on my bangle and it does rings and is not a ‘thud’ kind of sound. My bangle was purchased in Singapore, and the shop told me that it was natural Jadeite Jade from Myanmar. Thank you for your valuable analysis.”
Congratulations on your purchase of a genuine Type A Jadeite Jade. I would think that your jade bangle is the real McCoy as your receipt states the description of Type A Natural Jadeite Jade.
However, if you want additional comfort, then you can take your bangle to a reputable gem lab in Singapore for further authentification. A verbal report may cost you S$60 or if you want a gem lab report it may cost you S$150 to S$200.
The Singapore government has a very strict policy for protecting consumers and they will not tolerate any retail shops selling fake goods as genuine. Say, if you find that you are landed with a purchase that is otherwise as stated in your receipt or your product is misrepresented and together with proper documentation, you can file a claim against the store owner under the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (CPFTA), which has a cap limit of S$30,000 for claims. You do not even have to engage a law firm to take such necessary action. However, if your purchase is above S$30,000 then you may have to file a civil suit against the store owner for compensation.
Anyway, I am quite sure that your bangle is a genuine natural jadeite jade bangle.
A Arthur Lau
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