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 ebabestreasures
 
posted on March 23, 2010 02:02:54 PM new
In this case is made in Hong Kong a good thing or not. Nice pendant with the tag made in Hong Kong still attached.

 
 hwahwa
 
posted on March 23, 2010 02:31:27 PM new
hard to say,jade could be polymer jade.
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 otteropp
 
posted on March 23, 2010 07:00:30 PM new
hwahwa...a bit off topic but still related.

Have you seen any of the British Columbia jade that is being used to make carvings in China?
It is an interesting Company selling it and they can only mine it for 3 months of the year because of the location being covered with snow and difficult access. It is excellent quality and very expensive.

 
 hwahwa
 
posted on March 23, 2010 07:30:38 PM new
I know they found a huge mine of nephrite jade outside vancouver,the color is olive green and the Canadians were carving small animals with it,and the Chinese bought some of the rocks and carve bangles etc,they are not jadeite ,but nephrite.
But it sounds like you are talking about some other mines,I have not heard of it,why are they so expensive?what color is the jade?
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 otteropp
 
posted on March 23, 2010 11:31:51 PM new
Here's a link to their website. I am sure you will find it interesting.

http://www.jademine.com/jade_mining.html

There was an intersting article in Macleans Magazine about the Company a short while ago and apparently some of the rocks were sold to the Chinese and, as you say, they were carving animals and selling them as 'Ancient Chinese 'carvings. It was very interesting but I don't think I still have the magazine or would scan the article for you.

I live in British Columbia but I am not knowledgeable about jade but we have always seen a lot of BC Jade used for jewelery mostly souvenir type things. I find small pieces on the beach all the time, it is very plentiful but is always referred to as 'BC Jade'.





[ edited by otteropp on Mar 23, 2010 11:38 PM ]
 
 otteropp
 
posted on March 23, 2010 11:39:43 PM new
Here is the article I had been reading

http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/bcb/top-stories/2009/07/02/green-giants-jade-bc

 
 ebabestreasures
 
posted on March 24, 2010 12:33:02 AM new
How do you tell polymer jade?
Looks real to me. It's a pale pale green.
It has a gold overlaid scene of a house and a bird and everything is set with gemstones.

 
 hwahwa
 
posted on March 24, 2010 06:54:12 AM new
Otterpop.
Thanks for the website,the jade is beautiful,but it is nephrite jade not jadeite jade,so any jewelry carved from nephrite is not worth much,see,you can tell from their asking price.
But the figurines are mostly carved from nephrite jade so the skills of carving account for the price of the piece,not the material.
The Vancouver mine is olive green and not as attractive ,nephrite jade comes in a wide range of color,green,black,white,yellow etc.
This color from BC is very attractive,TAIWAN jade is of a darker green,you can find Taiwan jade jewelry in Asian shops.
How can you tell if a piece of jade is polymer jade-well,from its appearance,it is greasy,and if it contains green or lavender spots,it is not spread out like work of mother nature (it is injected into the jade after breaking it down ) and the asking price.
It is very cheap and you find it everywhere,the street hawkers will spread them out on a sheet of newspaper,you will see them in street stalls,just about anyone everyone who wants to sell polymer jade can go to the wholesale market and order a bunch for very little money.
I have seen HK jade jewelry set in 14k,18k gold with polymer jade .
Apple green jade,emerald jade and imperial green jade are rare and expensive so if you find a piece on the street asking a few dollars,you be the judge!
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[ edited by hwahwa on Mar 24, 2010 06:55 AM ]
 
 CBlev65252
 
posted on March 24, 2010 07:27:29 AM new
It's pretty, but I second hwahwa's comments. What you should do is go to an antique store that specializes in Orientalia and look at the carvings in pieces from the 18th century (or 19th is okay, but IMHO, not as good) and earlier. The work is just amazing. I looked at the carved pieces and those are nothing compared to what you can find on better jade items. My brother's partner specializes in Orientalia and he has some pieces that would blow you away. Whole little cities carved out of jade. I mean tiny! People went blind doing these things.

I love Jade. I prefer the deep emerald green. Doesn't get much better than that!


Cheryl
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 otteropp
 
posted on March 24, 2010 08:22:04 AM new
Fascinating!

Thank you for the education about Jade. It is amazing what we continue to learn and there is a wealth of knowledge on these Vendio Boards.

 
 hessfineart
 
posted on March 24, 2010 05:03:10 PM new
jadeite jade when properly polished has a greasy luster.

There are 2 families of jade

Jadeite (mostly jewelry) come sin many colors from white (mutton fat) to Prell Green (Imperial)

Nephrite jade olive y green and a different mineral entirely then jadeite,

Jades can be A (untreated undyed)
B Dyed
C Treated (impregnated with polymers and dyed)

Don't let the "greasy luster" keep you from buying a piece of jade as proof its not right. Greasy luster is an indication of good polish in jadeite. Not a ripple effedt or a plastic look would be an indicator of a problem.

Katrina

 
 hwahwa
 
posted on March 24, 2010 05:26:47 PM new
sometimes they apply lacquer over the jade after carving,and mutton fat jade does appear greasy,the greasier the better.
But when you see street hawkers throw a bunch of apple green jade in a dirty bin or a sheet of newspaper asking a few dollars and can be bargained down to 25 cents,then it is polymer jade or plastic!
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 hwahwa
 
posted on March 24, 2010 05:34:50 PM new
If the HK piece is light green and has gold
overlaid with precious and semi precious stones,then the value is in the gold and stones,are they ruby,saphire etc?
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 ebabestreasures
 
posted on March 25, 2010 02:16:12 PM new
Great article. I have another jade pendant that could be valuable. I'm posting a photo of each of them.

This is the piece in question.



This is the one that I think could have more value. I don't know what the center stone is but it's not a diamond. It is set in 14Kt gold and is a large size at over 2 inches.


 
 CBlev65252
 
posted on March 25, 2010 03:49:51 PM new
Pretty! I have a couple of these types of pendants. Low grade gemstones. Looks like Ruby, Sapphire, Carnelian, maybe Moonstone. Relatively inexpensive, but pretty. Mine is Sterling (I prefer it to Gold) with Carnelian, Rose Quartz, Onyx, Jade, and Moonstone decoration with a diamond chip in the center. Mine is the green color of the second one. That's the one I like best out of both of them!


Cheryl
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[ edited by CBlev65252 on Mar 25, 2010 03:50 PM ]
 
 hwahwa
 
posted on March 25, 2010 05:01:28 PM new
I sold a similar one with gold overlaid and lab grown ruby etc for 350 last year to a German.
As for the second piece,there seems to be more gold and the piece like you said is bigger,it is hard to tell from the picture what the jade is like?
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