Jade has a compact and fine texture, tremendous toughness, smooth and glossy luster, high translucency, as well as the ability
to take a high polish. Because of these unique, intrinsic characteristics, in is an excellent gemstone for fine jewelry.
JADEITE JADE AND NEPHRITE JADE
Jade comes in two varieties: jadeite jade and nephrite jade.
LINK - About Jadeite and Nephrite
PRICE OF JADE
Jade, unlike most other gemstones, is usually sold by the piece rather than by carat weight. The price ranges from thousands
of dollars per piece to a few dollars per piece.
LINK - Pricing Jade
JADE IN JEWELRY
Appreciation of fine jade is an acquired, educated taste. Fine jade jewelry has lasting, heirloom value.
Since jade is cut in a wide variety of shapes and has such varying colors and textures, jade jewelry complements many
skin tones and fashion statements. Jade jewelry can be worn with traditional fabrics such as silk, woolens and velvets as
well as contemporary fabrics. It is an essential part of any jewelry wardrobe.
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