Jadeite Jade

Jadeite jade with many colors.

Green and white jadeite is probably the most sought after version of the jade stone and higher prices are paid for because it simply looks better has more saturated colors and aprettytexture. Jadeite is the Myanmar (Burmese) and Guatemala version the other is nephrite also known as Chinese Jade.  


Rough Burmese jadeite in various colors for saleBut with the naked eye almost no difference can be seen between the various stones. Jadeite is harder in general has better colors and texture and a higher value. 

Since jade stones are mainly used to make jewelry such as pendants bangles necklaces earrings and finger rings the physical appearance and hue is very important.

Including Buddha statues and other sculptures. Very good quality items are rather rare and quite expensive. Actually prices climb continuously since more Chinese people can afford to buy natural jade.

Raw jadeite is the basic material for high-end items plus statues.

Green Jade is the most sought after since history started.

Rings are some of the most popular items made from the stone.

Bracelet are also interesting as smaller jewelry.
imperial jadeite necklace
Lavender Jade is the special stuff for women, they really like it.

Jewelry from the stone is affordable since the price range is very wide.

Stones are purchased in many forms and colors.

Pendants are pretty and valuable pieces the one at the right side goes for $17k at the Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon
imperial jadeite pendant

Beads are bought by many people as wholesale items to make ball chains , bracelets and other jewelry in different colors.

Burma Jadeite is the best quality product in the market.

For sale is beautiful Burma jade designed and carved in top notch quality.

Colors are in the the rainbow spectrum from white to black with every shade in between most popular is green lavender and white. The deep green is also known as Imperial Jade and fetches the highest prices when it has the right parameter.

What is jadeite here at Mae Sot ThailandBurmese jade chains and necklacesManufacturers try to manipulate the gems by filling cracks with raisin under high pressure and “enhance” the jadeite color via heat treatment and / or keeping the stones in a chemical solution for a while.

Since they don’t tell this to customers they are crooks and the buyer of the piece has a bad surprise after 2-3 years when all this "enhancements" deteriorates. It really makes sense to know what is jadeite as sold here in the Thailand border town of Mae Sot. All trader come from Myanmar.

nephrite jade horse is a bit less shiny and the color is not as intenseThere is also some material less shiny and colorful which is relatively affordable that is nephrite, but not only also the other version is lower priced when the quality is not top. 

The best always has something to do with translucency. All this is real genuine with some silver and gold in between. There is no enhancements or similar just pure natural jadeit stones.

The mineral has a new "spring" time.

shopping for jadeit jewelry such as braceletsSo to say since people got more buying power to shop for the jade stones. Many of them buy the jadeite stone since it has a mythical touch built up over thousands years and not within the reach of normal people before since it was simply too expensive or socially distributed. 

Beautiful ball chain jadeite at Bogyoke Market YangonOn the other side it is possible to buy genuine jadeite bangles already for around seven dollars and up at the Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon or at the Mae Sot street market in Thailand this is no joke. 
Jadeite market at Mae Sot ThailandOf course its visible that's not an high end item but its genuine and looks not bad . There is a interesting symbiosis since people of China adjacent to Myanmar are the world's biggest consumers of the stone and the other is the biggest producer of high end material. Although there is substantial processing into sculptures such as Buddha statues and other objects going on in Burma by far the largest processing is in China. They have plenty of  processing technological know-how, myriads of people working as artists, carvers and producing fascinating jadeite jewelry.

There are state-owned manufacturing companies and private owned but the state companies are the majority. Every big city in China has its stone markets supplying the mineral in various forms to millions of people.

Jadeite for sale

Manipulation attempts are many. 

Many jade dealer try to squeeze money by cheating customers with all tricks such as bleaching the material in an acid bath heating up the stone to improve colors plus some tricks with resin to fill gaps are also known and more. 

When you imagine that jade is the major gemstone in the Chinese World for at least 6 millenniums it is imaginable that they had plenty of time for testing. An  other problem is there are no basic parameters which can be used as a guideline such as it is with diamonds and the 4C's lets say with ruby stones.

Burmese reclining jadeite Jade Buddha

Guangzhou is a main manufacturing canter for rough Myanmar (Burmese) jade.Other are in Shenzhen Yunnan's Tengchong Kunming Nanyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and at least a dozen more, China actually is the worldwide manufacturing center. Since new technologies are adapted in recent times its getting easier to create sophisticated art work plus the easy spread of information and pictures make it quite easy to tell everyone what is available.

The evidence is clear China has grown to be the world's top processing country and Myanmar is the top supplier of high quality rough material. Most rough jade come from British Columbia this days.

Attractive white pieces of jadeite jade

For thousands of years jade has been a symbol of top status and wealth in the Chinese society which was spoken Fei Cui with the aura of a spiritual gemstone worn close to one’s skin. The legend tells that the jade or jadeite ornament would emit energy to the wearer and the item function also protective.

  • Myanmar Jade is the high end material and sculptures are made from.
  • Natural stones are what people want but there is a lot of fake around.
  • Bogyoke Market in Yangon is the place where to find top items.
  • Buddha Images are available in many colors but top is white and are often real beautiful and impressive.
  • Buy Jade is a good idea since it looks good, wont loose value and has a good image.
  • Jade Pictures are here to tell more since it is true, especially with this "magic stones", one picture tells more than thousand words, maybe even two thousand.

There are exactly 2 species of natural jade and this is Nephrite and Jadeite. Jadeite is the high end and therefore more valuable the reason is the purer saturated colors and the finer textures. Jadeite is a sodium-rich pyroxene mineral formed by fine-grained crystals in metamorphic rocks under high pressure but low temperatures. In itself jadeite is white however different hues were generated by gases in the formation of the rock. 

The green color of jadeite is the result of chromium impurities. High-quality emerald green and saturated jadeite with minimal veins and no impurities is another factor of imperial jade here. Jade prices also depends on the natural transparency of the stone and the more transparent the stone becomes the higher the value climbs. 

In China several jade manufacturer use the translucency issue as a manipulation door to push prices they bath the stone for a longer time in various acidic liquids to achieve certain hues and level of translucency. 


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