Posts Tagged ‘nephrite’

A Tale of Three Jades

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Jade is unique in the world of gems because there are several different minerals that are correctly called jade. The history of jade begins as far back as the Stone Age. Jade minerals, including nephrite and jadeite, resist breakage but are soft enough to carve, so they were used to make stone tools by several […]

Art Deco Jadeite Necklace- A Lesson in Appraising Jade

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

We've been working on an insurance appraisal for this wonderful platinum necklace with diamonds and jadeite from the 1920's and realized the piece has a lot to teach about grading and valuing jade. Jade is not well understood by many folks. If I told you that jade can be one of the most expensive of […]

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