When it comes to jade, you don't want anything but the real deal. Fake jade is often treated with chemicals in order to make it look like the real thing. But this treatment makes the jade worthless after a short period of time. A lot of people think that treated jade is bad luck, and for good reason. Not all jewelers are familiar with treating jade, so it's important to do your research before buying any jade jewelry. At Baikalla, we only carry natural jadeite jade to ensure the best quality for our customers.
Reason #1: Fake jade is treated with harsh chemicals.
Fake jade is treated with harsh chemicals. It takes a strong acid to "bleach" the stone. Especially B+C grade jade, meaning jade that has been "bleached" and colored added. They are soaked in strong chemicals for 1-2 days and heated to 110 Celsius, allowing the chemicals to seep into the tiny cracks between the jade crystal structure. This process gives the stone a more consistent color. This treatment removes any impurities from the jade and makes it look more like the real thing. But this treatment makes jade worth only a fraction of what it was.
#2: Fake jade is usually not disclosed
A lot of jewelers are not familiar with carrying jade, so they are not sure how to disclose it. Or not even sure if they are carrying treated jade. Fake jade is usually not disclosed as being treated. This means that the customer is none the wiser when they purchase the jewelry. When you buy jade jewelry, be sure to ask the jeweler if the jade is treated. If you are shopping for jade locally or in-person. You can check here for some tips on how to tell if jade is real.
#3: Treated jade is usually made with really low quality, cheap jade that is generally worthless
If you have treated jade, it's most likely processed with low, cheap quality jade. A lot of times, these treated stones are not even worth the money that you paid for them. In some cases, the treatments can actually damage the jade, making it worthless.
#4: It's believed that wearing natural jade can be good for your body
There is a saying in among jade lovers in China: 话说人养玉三年，玉养人一世. This means that it takes three years to grow a jade, but the jade will take care of the person for their entire life. This is because it's believed that wearing natural jade can be good for your body. Fake jade does not have these same benefits.
#5: Real Jade should be the best to pass down your family, not fake jade
Jade has been used in China for centuries as a symbol of good luck, tradition, and culture. It's no wonder that jade is often passed down from generation to generation. Fake jade does not have the same meaning or value as real jade. When you pass down fake jade to your family, it devalues the tradition and takes away the meaning of what jade represents.
#6: Sometimes jade comes with certificates, but they can forged and still is treated jade.
Certificates can be switched, or if the company making the certificates is not professional. Just because a jade comes with a certificate, does not mean that it is not fake. Be sure to do your research on the company that issued the certificate. A quick Google search can often reveal if the company is reputable or not.
When it comes to jade, you want to be sure that you are getting the real thing. Fake jade is not worth your time or money. Be sure to do your research before purchasing any jade jewelry. At Baikalla, we only carry natural jadeite jade to ensure the best quality for our customers. Visit our website or give us a call today to learn more about our products.