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Lavender Jade Bangle & Rings


Ivan from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam sent me the following photographs for my comments.  I presumed he would like to ask whether the jade that he possessed are Jadeite Jade and are they Natural Type A Jadeite Jade.

Hi Ivan

From the pictures I would infer that there are all Jadeite Jade pieces.

However, one cannot ascertain whether they are Type A Jadeite Jade or Type B Jadeite Jade.  These jade have to be scanned using Infrared spectroscopy in order to determine whether they have been impregnated with polymer resins.

The jade rings are semi-translucent and some of them have some patches of green.  These are of middle grade Jadeite Jade.

The lavender bangle is also semi-translucent.  Color is of medium lavender and are quite evenly distributed with a small patch of darkish green.  Color of this type is quite sought after by jade lovers.

You can perhaps do a sound test.  Refer to this post: Jade Bangle, Hear Me Out.

This test might give you some indication on whether your bangle is Type A or Type B.  But for confirmation you have to send to a gem lab for further testing.

You can use an Agate small rod to do the ‘Hearing’ test.  I always keep this Agate piece handy and it is one of my important tools of the trade.  You can get it for about $3 at any shops selling crystals or gemstones.

The pictures of the Lavender bangle shows that it was shot using natural daylight.  The color if fact is quite good and it is quite difficult to find an evenly distributed lavender color.  I do hope that yours is the Type A Jadeite Jade.

Thank you, Ivan

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.


  1. Hi Ivan, thank you for your comment. If you have any questions on jade , diamonds or gemstones, please drop me a comment or an email.

    Thank you for your support

    A Arthur

  2. I also hope it is Type A jade. However, the seller is a friend of mine and he also a jade lover, it gives me a reason to believe him would never sell Type B jade to me.

    I’m now trying to persuade him to sell another lavender bangle to me. I sent in the email its photos.

    Thank you for your time and kindness!

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