Type "C" Jade? What does it mean, and what's it ,mean to you?

Type "C" Jade? What does it mean, and what's it ,mean to you?

What is “C” jade?   In a classification system that is used in China,  “C” jade refers to dyed material. Typically, type C jadeite has undergone all the treatments of... Read More

Is Jade harder than a diamond?

Is Jade harder than a diamond? Jade is a very tough stone, but not a very hard stone. ... Jade, however, ranks as “Exceptional” and is therefore considered to be tougher than a diamond, but... Read More
Is Jade harder than a diamond?
Jadeite Vs Nephrite Jade

Jadeite Vs Nephrite Jade

Jadeite Vs Nephrite Jade   Hardness: Nephrite jade hardness is 6-6.5 (Mohs hardness scale), Jadeite Jade hardness is on 6.5-7(Mohs hardness scale).   Density: Nephrite has a density range of 2.9-3.03,... Read More

Jade's Toughness vs Hardness

Toughness vs. Hardness?   Hardness, as defined by the GIA, is: "Gemstone Hardness = resistance to scratches and abrasions" which for example, diamonds are ranked as a 10 on the... Read More
Jade's Toughness vs Hardness
What is Jade?

What is Jade?

What is Jade?   Jade is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of gemstones, but the only pure forms of jade are jadeite and nephrite. The history of jade goes back several thousand years when jade was... Read More

How can you tell if you have genuine jade?

How can you tell if you have genuine jade?   Sound  If you have a piece of genuine jade, clink it against the stone in question. If it sounds like plastic beads, then the... Read More
How can you tell if you have genuine jade?
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