Treating and enhancing Jade StonesSince the green stone is used for various purposes over thousands of years it is somehow natural that people try to make something with it.
Legal or illegal e.g. jewelry from low quality stones appear better be some enhancements to get higher prices. Although this is a cheat if not told to the buyer they rarely tell.
No it's not the one for health therapy, its manipulating the material itself to fetch higher prices and there are a few variants.
- Variant A is treatment with a coating of colorless wax; this type is rather stable but not over a long period, it's mainly used with jadeite it should not undergo ultrasonic cleaning.
- Variant B is bleaching and injecting wax under high pressure to make it more pale and improve the color. This manipulation makes the stone to deteriorate after some years and it wont look good at all afterwards.
- Modification C is dyeing to brush up the gemstone's color which is not good at all, effects are the same as B.
Much more Myanmar / Burmese Jadeite Jade is here with large pictures