The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
Posts: 335

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: Where can I buy REAL jade?

There's just so much fake jade about, I don't know where to begin to look for authentic REAL jade. Any halp?

9 years 31 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
Answers (3)
Comments (0)
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

i know a place ,but its in wuhan .. when you come to wuhan , i might help..

Report Abuse
9 years 31 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

My Chinese wife is takeing me to Guangzhau to buy wholesale jade. She seems to know her jade.

Report Abuse
9 years 11 weeks ago
 
Posts: 3044

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Real Jade is sold on many stores all over China, along with "fake jade too.
You should either find somewone you trust and knows jade, or you become knowledgeable, or just take a risk.  Your choice.

One thing do, I will not buy any piece of jade as "real jade" if a certificate of authenticity fully describing the piece and with an offer of an inmediate refund of the full sale price if found to be a fake piece is not given at the time of sale.
In order for you to become a bit more familiar with jade, read carefully below:

Jade is a beautiful stone that can be green, orange, or white. Any other color is a fake.

Jade refers to two different minerals: Jadeite and Nephrite.

To tell these two stones apart from other gemstones, all you really need to do

is get a specific gravity measurement (i.e. a ratio between how much the stone

weighs in air versus in water). Jadeite is 3.33 and Nephrite is 2.95. Simulants

will vary. For e.g. Quartz is 2.56. Seasoned gemstone enthusiasts will also be

able to identify jade based on its color, luster, inclusions and other physical

features.

A quick (but sometimes destructive) test is to use your swiss

blade to scratch the jade. (Do this at an inconspicuous spot, just in case!)

Jade is harder than steel and should not scratch. In some cases, there may be a

line of metal that adheres onto the rock. Examine it well so as not to confuse

it with a true scratch. Many simulants are softer than jade and will yield to a

steel blade.

There are some other fast (and non-destructive) tests &

observations you can conduct at home that might shed some light on whether you

have jade or something else.

Hold the stone in your hand. Does it feel cool to touch? (You may have seen Chinese or Burmese people touch jade to their cheeks to test its coolness as a sign of authenticity.) Observe the texture of the material. If there is a fracture, the texture should be splintery and rough.

If it shows fairly smooth flat surfaces and "faults" (cleavage planes), you may

have another type of green stone. e.g. Amazonite. If it is polished, does it

look like it has a "dimpled" skin? Can you see tiny veining on the surface? If

it is translucent, does the material look slightly fibrous? Jadeite tends to

have brighter hues and a shinier polish than nephrite, which is more muted in

color and subdued in luster.

Be careful! Even if you have "real jade", take note that Jadeite is commonly treated. A-jade is natural jade that has not been treated in any way.

B is jade that has been bleached. If it is dyed, it is considered C-jade. Even experts run into difficulties identifying treated jades.

At the end of the day, sending it to a gem laboratory is probably the best option.

Report Abuse
9 years 11 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for
A:Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for sure. I used to be involved in hiring new teachers and a couple of times we had people we wanted to hire who were having trouble with their old school - situations similar to yours. Our school was legally able to hire foreign teachers, did everything by the book and was well connected, usually schools that mess people around with visa stuff aren't operating legally so a call from our visa guy to theirs telling them they were breaking the law, we were in the middle of processing the visa stuff with the PSB and the next phone call they got regarding this teacher was likely to be from the PSB asking some hard questions was usually enough to get them to co-operate. No school doing illegal stuff wants the PSB getting too interested in what they're doing. There's a chance a new employer could figure something out if they really want to hire you but these are difficult times, their hands might be tied too.    -- Stiggs