Caring and Cleaning Guide of Jade Gemstone
Familiarity with Jade stone in the West of Asia
Jade is made up of two different gemstones: high quality Jade (green jade) and nephrite (less valuable type of jade).
Nephrite: Nephrite Jade is a green amphibole that contains iron, magnesium and calcium and is considered an asbestos (refractory cotton), which is generally green in color. But it is also found in nature in brown and yellow colors.
Jadeite: Unlike nephrite, jadeite is composed of another mineral called pyroxene. Pyroxene is a white crystalline mineral found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Like nephrite, high Jade is green. But pink and blue specimens can also be found in nature.
Nephrite Jade has a lower degree of hardness and is on a hair scale of 6 to 6.5. Many gold jewelry and artifacts use nephrite Jade because of its low price and low manufacturing cost.
But the degree of hardness of higher Jade is higher and between 6.5 and 7 on the hair scale. Seriousness, because of its scarcity, has a much higher price and value than nephrite.
How to Buy Jade Known as the Stone of Paradise
In addition to green jade, it is also found in white, yellow, blue and gray. It is interesting to know that the royal Jade found in Myanmar is the most valuable known form of Jade that has an emerald green color.
The first Jade carvings were found in China and date back to the Neolithic period, around 5,000 BC. In China, Jade is used for good luck, longevity and love. Jade is also said to be a stone of peace and friendship and has anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties. It is also effective in treating seizures, lung diseases and skin diseases. In the eastern countries, Jade is a symbol of peace and tranquility.
The color, transparency and texture of the stone is one of the most important factors in determining the price of jade. The darker the color of the jade, the higher its value and price.
There is a high probability that Jade enthusiasts will make a mistake and buy counterfeit stones. With the naked eye, it is difficult to distinguish low-quality and painted stones, which, unfortunately, have a large number of counterfeit stones. In the classification system of this stone, "Imperial Jade" is known as "Jade A".
"Jade B" is a stone that is boiled in a strong acid to remove contaminants (e.g. iron oxide) from the grooves in it, and finally its cracks are covered with wax or synthetic resin.
"Jade C" has a very low quality and is completely dyed. Most stones are transparent in color and are sold as green Jade in west of Asia.
That's why Roland Ohel advises: "Only by consulting with a good jeweler or broker can you be safe from buying counterfeit gemstones." In addition, like other gemstones, the identity card of the stone can confirm its validity.
Transcendental Properties of Jade on Life
Jade is used as a support stone and amulet. Having Jade with it or placing it in the workplace or in a corner of the room removes negative forces from the environment and gives a special joy and peace to the soul.
Green and purple Jade is in contact with the heart chakra and affects the heart emotionally and physically. And is effective in deepening breathing. Balances the nervous system and metabolism. And it turns the state of excitement and aggression into calm and stillness. If we put it under the pillow, it strengthens the memory. And it gives the person the power to interpret dreams. Jade is a small stone and helps us make strong and important decisions.
Luxury Jewelry: Green Jade is a very good choice for sensitive and emotional people and strengthens their self-confidence and control their emotions.
This stone gives man the faith to achieve his every wish in life. Some also believe that Jade stone brings good luck.
Jade stone brings joy to the soul and peace and is suitable for concentration.
Green Jade is also known as "soothing crystal".
Other Properties of Jade Stone
- Balance and regulate the fourth chakra
- Freeing the mind from negative thoughts
- Jade is a symbol of peace and purity
- Attract success and prosperity and happiness
- Very strong protector and especially for children against disease
- To help better understand the opposite sex
- Personality stability and increased self-sufficiency
- The ideal stone for communication with spirits and the metaphysical world
- Protector and shield in spiritual and religious ceremonies
- It has many uses for longevity
- Great for business prosperity and the blessing of life
Where are the Most Famous Jade’s Mines?
Jadeite Mines in the World
The highest quality Jade is in Burma Myanmar and one of the most important and economical green jade mines in northern Burma can be mentioned. The Jade of this region is formed and metamorphosed due to the very high pressure of the Himalayan Mountains. Secondary deposits are also found among the layers of sedimentary rocks composed of conglomerate and sandstone in the riverbed.
The size of the jadeite rubble here may be as large as sand or several tons of very large boulders. Despite the strict control of the Burmese government, most of these Jade is still smuggled to and traded in Chiang Mai, China, or Thailand. Elsewhere in the world, we can mention the United States (California), Japan, Guatemala, and the CIS.
Geographically, much of the world's Jade is found around the rim of the Pacific Ocean, where subduction transports large slabs of oceanic lithosphere beneath continents and volcanic island arcs. This accounts for much of the Jade found in South America, Central America, the United States, Canada, eastern Asia, and New Zealand.
Perhaps the most attractive and valuable Jade found in the United States is from the area around Jeffrey City and Crooks Gap in Wyoming. There, nephrite Jade is found by prospecting alluvial sediments, looking for Jade in stream-rounded pebble- to boulder-size pieces.China, Russia, Guatemala and New Zealand have the richest quality reserves of quality nephrite.
The most expensive mines are mined in Myanmar and then exchanged annually at the Great Rangoon Gemstone, Pearl and Pearl Trading Center. Hong Kong is another hub of this "meteorite".
What Are the Types of Jade Rough Quality?
• Imperial Jadeite (Ahye Kyauk Stein): As its name suggests, it is known as imperial Jade and its highest quality and has a clear and vivid green color with high purity and is used in small pieces.
• Commercial Jade (At the Kyauk): used in engraving on necklaces or ornaments.
Utility (At the Kyauk): Used in carving or sculpting, etc.
Types of Jadeit Improvements
The quality of Jadeite can be increased by stabilizing and improving. In terms of color quality and structure, jadeite stone is divided into several categories:
Category A: This category is a good type of jade, which can have a high price depending on its transparency and color.
Category B: which is often not worth processing and improving due to its not so good structure and color, and only injects wax and polymer materials on its surface and its purity and transparency is greatly improved.
Category C: These categories are often painted industrially. In improving the red type, red Jade is heated, but the risk is high and even its initial clarity may be lost and it may turn a dead brown color.
Category B-C: In this category, the above two methods are used and dyed industrially and then injected into it.
Category D: This sample is made as a double like opal stone and the upper part and the facade are made of Jade and the lower part is made of plastic.
How Asian Jade Stone Price is determined?
Green Jade is a valuable gem and the price of each gram of green Jade according to color, transparency, purity, weight, place of extraction and its type can be very cheap to very expensive and depending on the type of jewelry used can be It is different. There are other types such as black, white and even yellow, but here we will deal with the most abundant types of this gem. Note that in the pricing of this gem, color uniformity, transparency such as honey transparency, high purity, gloss and special color are effective in increasing the price, and things such as opacity and stain are of value. This gem reduces. Due to these features, the price can range from $ 1 to $ 1 million. It will be described in more detail below.
The most expensive type of Jade is found in Myanmar and is then traded annually in a large trading center for gemstones, Jade and pearls located in Rangoon due to the importance of the price of antique jade. Another major point of exchange for this unique gem is Hong Kong, which is due to the high price of green Jade in this country. Hong Kong also sells large pieces of gemstones, carved jewelry, small antiques and attractive rhinestones, ranging in value from about a dollar to six-digit price figures.
One of the most risky actions is to buy uncut samples and unprocessed pieces. Large pieces of stone are mainly sold, only a small part of which is shaved, and customers are able to check its quality through that valve. Since it is not possible to check the quality before starting the cutting operation, most people sell substandard and non-original stones at the price of original green jade, which does not have the properties of Jade stone.
Price per Gram of Dark and Light Green Jade
Some specimens of this stone have been mined in Guatemala, the United States, Canada and Russia. One of the best examples can be found in Myanmar (Burma), a very high quality type of this gemstone is usually used in necklaces, but in general the price per gram of Myanmar green Jade is from 5 to 2500 dollars, in other words 1 Up to $ 500 per carat. Of course, there are other types of Jade that have different and very low prices, for example, Khorasani Jade has a very low price. The price of the original Jade stone in Iran (Khorasani type) is less than $ 1 per gram. This price is related to the cut jewel and its rough price is also lower. In Jade gem, the sharper the background color, the higher the price of the original Jade stone.
Price of the Original Black Jade
The price of the original black Jade is lower than the green type. The greener and clearer this gem is (the clearer the honey), the more valuable it becomes. For the approximate price of the black type (very dark green) up to about 2-3 dollars per gram. For example, the following necklace weighs about $ 30 and weighs about $ 30.
Price of Antique Jade Stone
To determine the price of antique Jade stone or other types of Jade in general, it is better to refer to an expert so that after distinguishing the original Jade stone from the counterfeit, one can accurately comment. Properties and properties that exist increase the price of antique Jade stone, but in addition, there are structural factors that affect the price of jade. Items such as special color, transparency such as honey, regular structure, fineness in cutting. They increase the price of Jade and in contrast to dull and uneven color, surface cracks, irregular structure and are also effective in reducing the price of jade. Myanmar Jade is of very high quality and Myanmar green Jade is more expensive than other types. But in the case of antiques, very important factors are: antiquity, place of extraction, historical background of the antique, the design created from that gem, which makes it very difficult to determine the price of the antique Jade stone, so refer to an expert is the only solution to this problem.
Price per Kilo of Raw Jade Stone
Buying and selling in kilograms is often used for the rough type. In Iran, the price of a kilo of raw Jade is often less than $ 50, but it still depends a lot on the net use of that raw, and the price of $ 50 can be more or less. Of course, there are special examples, especially in China, which are sculpted in the form of sculptures that weigh several tens of kilograms and their price is much higher.
What are Jade Stone Detection Methods?
Due to the high price of each gram of green Jade (in special samples) or other types of this stone, it is necessary to know the methods of distinguishing genuine Jade from counterfeit so as not to get into trouble. Just as Jade brokers are unaware of the quality of the underlying layers when buying cut and unprocessed stones, they may be mistaken and may sell counterfeit specimens to enthusiasts at a price equivalent to the original green jade.
It is very difficult to distinguish the original Jade stone from the counterfeit with the naked eye, but with special tools, it is possible to distinguish the bad and painted types, which, unfortunately, are very numerous. In the classification system of this gem, "Imperial" is known as "A". "B" is a stone that is boiled in a strong acid to remove impurities to clean its grooves from any contamination and finally covered with wax or synthetic resin. "C" has very little quality and is completely painted.
Clear specimens are often sold as green Jade after dyeing. In confirmation of this, it is good to quote Roland Ohl: "Only in consultation with a specialist jeweler or a good and professional intermediary can you avoid the risk of buying a counterfeit type" In addition, like the rest Gemstones, the identity of a gem is able to create credibility for the gemstone, and this is very important because only the main type has the properties of jade.
Green Jade bears a resemblance to emeralds in appearance and color, and can sometimes be misdiagnosed. First of all, note that emerald is only green. Jade is found in different colors such as black, green, yellow, brown and another important difference is in the value of these two gems. The price of emerald in the market is much higher than the price of green Jade and emerald is often seen in small dimensions (except Indian emerald) while Jade stone is sometimes available in very large dimensions up to the size of a palm. Most emeralds have tiny inner veins that are visible to the naked eye. Emerald has a special clarity and luster that is intensified with a special oil for this feature. Often emerald is clear and Jade is opaque. (Of course, the transparency of emerald varies from high to opaque)
Until 1863, mineralogists considered the material known as Jade to be a single mineral. In that year, the French mineralogist Alexis Damour discovered that what had been called Jade were actually stones of two distinct mineral species: jadeite and nephrite. However, the Chinese had already distinguished two types of Jade more than a century earlier. Yu was the Jade material they had traditionally carved (nephrite). Fei-ts’ui was the intense green Jade material that began to enter China from Burma (Myanmar) in the mid-18th century (jadeite).
Although jadeite and nephrite have similar outward appearances, they have different internal structures and properties. Gemologists should distinguish between these materials. Nevertheless, most people commonly refer to both minerals as Jade without further distinction.