Imperial Jade jewelry & green jade
is coming from Myanmar or Burma and twice per year a
jewelers dream becomes true at the emporium in Yangon with
green jade and
jewelry for sale and other gemstones also available. On
display are slabs of various color and sizes, shining star
pigeon’s blood rubies.
Rough jadeite gemstones
blocks ranged from a small fist size rocks with deep
green prized at about US$300,000 to a two-ton boulder of
light green stone lined with dark veins for abou US$180,000.
All kind of related items and
jewelry are also available.
Beautiful translucent material in all kind of
shades. Deep green and white rings, sculptures depicting mythological figures, and marvelous
Some animals of different sizes plus plenty of information
display are overwhelming, all varieties are
available at the emporium, such as stone and rocks fresh from the mines. If you like blue, than
this is the
wrong address or you take
lapis lazuli, almost all blue
jade comes Latin America such as Honduras and the
Beside of carved
pendants and other
more, its easy to find the ideal
gift. Jewelry made from the mineral
is often said to come from China,
but there is no jadeite,
all this comes from across the
gemstones is a very tough
and because of this it is
used since ancient times, on the
other hand it is very difficult to
handle. Although people always refer
to carving when forming the stone
this is actually done by drilling.
Mainly found as huge boulders or as
“river jade” washed away as it is
with gold. The problem is to find
out how this looks inside. At places
such as the biannual Emporium in
Myanmar they cut the boulders and
smaller stones to see what’s inside
otherwise it would be too risky to
pay the huge sums the producers are
asking for good material,
Colors are amazing
divers almost every shade is
available from pure white to
absolute black. Interesting
variations are multicolor items.
Since most jadeite has some colored
veins running through the stone is
quite normal to see them.
other hand this is also a price
factor the more homogeny the piece is
the more expensive it is, this is a
important factor beside clarity,
translucency and texture.
easily imagine the whole when
checking the pictures.
and other items pictures
some of the most popular jewelry the
stone are used for. This kind
of body decoration are together with
bracelets the most popular. They
have a good size to be seen, great
colors and come in a very wide price
range. From around $ 10,- for a
genuine one (no yoke) in the Bogyoke
Market in Yangon up to several
thousand dollars for a transparent
item with a nice color and texture.
It's really amazing when looking
into this price differences, looking
at the parameter it is clear why,
Want to do some shopping
for this gem? probably the best is in Yangon
This market is the biggest for jadeite on
earth and they have real
genuine stuff, see the
is the dream of many women
Necklace with diamonds
Jade Buddha Statues with
is the most popular color
High prices can be fetched
similar to rubies and sapphire
and even diamonds when all positive parameter come together.
Good quality minerals get top rates
especially when they have a great shade, this rocks
are really amazing.
vary from a few dollars for a pendant or a
pretty bangle all the way up
or other sculpture maybe a
meter high or more for
several thousands dollars.
probably more than 60 shops
a real treasure trove,
every imaginable item is
available such as sculptures,
carved landscape scenery,
jewelry, bangles, bracelets,
rings, necklaces, chains and
the base material for fine jewelry
and other body decoration, most
statues and artwork are made in China
stones have a somehow mystic aura.
people interpret properties and
ideas into it, superstition never
dies. Currently (2013) prices are
rising and it
become lucrative to search for new deposits
and they are found. In the USA, New
Zealand and elsewhere, but as
indicated before this are all
Nephrite and there is still enough
material waiting to be mined.
color is not only green, almost
every is available but emerald with a high
level of translucency or transparency has the highest value.
Processing is mainly done in China,
Taiwan and Myanmar, there are mines
in various parts of the world with
deposits of nephrite but the other
"good stuff" is only mined in Burma's Kachin State.
sculpture such as Buddha, dragon
things are very decorative in any home. this are the second
most items made from the
gem after jewelry,
it is an asset in any home with an exotic and very valuable
Buddha statues, mythical
figures and Hindu gods are on sale. This creations show the prosperous background of
the owner since some of them could be even more expensive
than the latest Ferrari.
The artwork reflects the owner
of the house and naturally statues are also placed in other
environments such as temples. Probably the most prominent is
the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai. The statues where
brought to the city by a Buddhist monk from
Myanmar as most raw stones for carvings made in China the artists
there breath virtual
life into the sculpture, their craftsmanship of working
with different materials is well known.
Prices are high starting
around $ 1000,- for a 15cm tall Buddha with a good
green color up to $ 50.000,- for a 60cm high
Buy Rough Jadeite at Yangon Emporium
Imperial jade carvings are very
Green jade slabs
This is a typical
version of Chinese arts and
craft. It's amazing what
craftsmen are able to carve
out of this extremely hard
Actually the workshop which
created the items at the
left is in Mandalay. There are enough
artists in the country
to make the same quality
items as the guys across the
But no question Chinese have
the best reputation in
creating this artistically items.
They do this since several
thousand years and they know
what they do.
horses and more.
Considering the hundreds of
year old tradition in
of smuggling to avoid the
taxes (not only there) to
the emperors its no wonder
that a majority of this trade is done by smuggling.
After the most preferred
color is white and lavender,
there are some more colors
such as purple, yellow and
Nephrite jade horses
but the majority is emerald
or imperial green. This are
some parameter which are
valid since several
thousands years and probably
also for the future. Since
people want quality and
genuine material that wont
change any time soon.
jade stone can be
used for various
The other heavenly stone
Jewelry is often combined
with platinum, white gold and sometimes
silver since this neutral light shade
complements the gems supportive, means it
won’t take away the show.
Beside of the
attractive shades carvings are also very
popular but its not as easy to find good
carvings with the right color.
The mineral is
very rare and can easily become prohibitive
expensive, maybe not so expensive for a
newly rich since they are on a virtual “
precious stones trip”.
Since 2012 prices are rising dramatically and
all jewelry shops in China, Taiwan, Singapore
etc. sales people tell, buy now! because
the mineral is
running out of resources, which is not true,
its only told by shop clerks to do a quick
deal and justify the high price.
There is a lot
of not so nice stuff going on out there.
Since all people always talk about green
jade which is finally the imperial jadeite
it shouldn’t be forgotten that this mineral
comes in many colors, actually in all colors.
Most popular is emerald
or spinach green, evenly
colored and translucent somehow transparent a bit like
water fetches the highest prices. This mineral has number 7 on Mohs
scale in terms of hardness, a diamond has
10, so it’s quite hard but it still can
Singapore jade shop
Casino Shopping Mall
Kuala Lumpur Jade
Shop at the
Jade bangles at Yangon's
Green Jade Buddha
are preferred sculptures
to buy, this is the preferred color,
plus lavender, purple and white, but most other
colors are available too.
bangles start at around $ 10,- at the Bogyoke
Be aware that people developed a process to
make cheap bangles and other items look like very
expensive ones by injecting
some kind of chemicals and resins with very
high pressure into the stone. That means when you
are shopping for any item over
more than $ 1000,- take a expert with you,
just hire one and let him or her check
know what you don't know.
is one of two different minerals, nephrite is the other. Nephrite is
usually what is called Chinese jade and what is also mined
in other countries. The real good stuff is jadeite and this
is mined in
State only. The mineral there has better properties than nephrite
in terms of hardness, translucency, color and texture. The
thing is most people don’t know these differences. Nephrite is and was
mined in China and other countries on the
Chinese buy the
green stone in Burma, export or smuggle them
and once the material is there,
usually Yunnan it becomes local. Now it gets creative and they
breath virtually life into
Jadeite has a much higher value than nephrite
it comes in various colors and
transparencies such as lavender, white, green, bluish and
the whole rainbow spectrum in between.
The deep green
variation is the Imperial Jade. The Moh scale ranking is 7,
Nephrite is 6.5 and Diamond is 10.
The best is with translucency, reflective
polished and deep green. This are real jewelry items not
only for fashion, a great bangle with all this positive
properties indicated can fetch a
price from between $ 1000,- to $3000,- or even more.
and a very
Some of the
the size it
It shows the
how it can be used
all this is
more or less
the country if
you like to
is done in
there is the
that local artists cant
what kind of
there are plenty of
treated items where
around 3 years.
Jadeite carving is
an art Chinese are
masters to create
The problem is there are no real
value parameter as it is with diamonds and other precious
stones, there is plenty space for interpretation and because
of this cheating is often happening. The current situation is that every sales person
tell anything but it is not verifiable it can be or it cant
be. This situation means be very careful when buying
a expensive bangle, the bangles pictured at right side
are all over $ 2000,- and more.
On the low end
can be purchased in shops at Yangon Bogyoke Market, the
premier jade market in the world, for as little as $10,- and
The difference is this jadeite has no translucency, crude colors and
textures, but that is genuine. When buying high end items
better take a specialist with, they are available, because
he or she know what you don’t know.
Jadeite has a long
Taiwan e.g. was trading Jadeite and
nephrite already up to 4000 years ago. Trade
in this mineral was a thriving business. The items even reached
Southeast Asia already 2000 years ago when the mines
in China were not exhausted.
Green jade jadeite from Feng Tian
in east Taiwan was popular and was shipped all over the
region including the Philippines. Items were found
in Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
with modern equipment
shows that the chemical composition shows the
Carving products between 500 BC and 500 AD, means
earrings, beads and other show plenty of
similarities in the whole region such two headed
Excavations showed that
around 3000 BC workshop where busy in Feng Tian. The
minerals found in the Philippines from around 2000 BC
could be traced to that workshops.
always look good
Bracelets in various
colors are very
Rings with green
gemstones plus gold
Green Jade Carving
is often real art
standard not only affects the sale on auction since there is
no clear evaluation system means a realistic price figure is
difficult to estimate.
The price evaluation is complicated
and done mainly by expert
assessment, but often all this
experts have a different definition of the same piece. These non transparent factors shy away plenty of
people to buy, read
Jadeite is not so easy to classify such as
e.g. they have a excellent
evaluation system since
diamonds single crystal
are more easy to apply.
This is a polycrystalline
stone means different and more complex. The "6C" are
developed, means color, structure, clarity, cut,
transparency and other identification of so called -
race, water, color, workers and other.
Since there is no
jadeite standard it can be quite difficult to buy
the stones or jewelry, especially with high quality.
It wont matter if buying
a bracelet, a bangle or other items such as hand
carved or a Buddha, the problem of evaluation is
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