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Q: Real jewelry in China?

Where can you find real jewelry here? (precious metals, stones, etc)

Specifically, I'm in Shanghai.

I see jewelry shops but I never know if it's real? How can you tell? And how does the price of golds, diamonds, etc compare to the U.S. ? Is it more or less expensive?

7 years 42 weeks ago in  Shopping - Shanghai

 
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I've done really really good getting fantastic jade in YingKou,  SW of Shenyang a couple hours.  HUGE indoor and outdoor markets for stones.  But bring a Chinese person with you.  It's like anywhere else, they see a laowei,  they see deep pockets.

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Most of the Jade in China is imported, it comes from Myanmar and most of it from Canada. A few outcrops of "blood Jade" in Xinjiang but that was taken over by the Chinese government.

Be careful of chemically treated Jade (makes it green and shiny) its common over here in China!

I am in China now and  received an invitation to the big Jade auction in Canada a few weeks ago.I was busy and could not attend.  Its over now (always happens in October).

If you want good Jade by the ton, call 'Kirk Makepeace" in Canada!

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I was wondering about things such as gold , diamonds , etc

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Before you judge someone walk a mile in their shoes, that way you're a mile away and you have their shoes!

 
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