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My Jade Bangle Is Real


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.”

Dear Aswathy

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.

You can go to the Far East Gemological Institute (http://www.gem.com.sg) or the Nan Yang Gemological Institute (http://www.ngi.com.sg/) for testing.

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.

Thank you

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.