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How Do You Tell Fake Jade?

Here are some tips and tricks that may be helpful, but remember, your judgment can be influenced by perceived value, selling price, convincing selling.

Lavender jade is a stone of the angels.  It provides spiritual nourishment to all who touch or even gaze upon it!  These loving lavender jade earrings are in our online store at: https://mitchelljewelrystudio.squarespace.com/our-bling/purple-jade-earrings How do you spot real jade from fake? Jade is a beautiful stone that comes in many colors; green, orange and white are most common.  Only jadeite and nephrite jade are considered authentic jade.  The most expensive and desirable jadeite (Burmese jadeite, Burma Jade, Imperial Jade, or Chinese Jade) comes from Myanmar(formerly Burma), but small quantities are mined in Guatemala, Mexico and Russia.  75% of the world's jade comes from mines in British Columbia in the form of nephrite.  it is also mined in Taiwan, the United States and in small amounts, Australia. Imitation Jade Serpentine - "new Jade" or "Olive Jade" Prehnite Aventurine quartz Grossular gamet (Transvaal jade) Chrysophase (Australian jade, most from Queensland, Australia) Malaysia Jade (permanently dyed translucent quartz that may be called by its color-Red Jade, yellow Jade, Blue Jade) Opaque dolomite marble (Mountain jade"- from Asia, dyed in vibrant colors) Hold It Up To The Light If possible , examine the internal structure with a 10x loupe.  Can you see little fibrous or granular, felt-like, asbestos-like intertwinings?  If so, it's probably genuine nephrite or jadeite.  Chrysophase on the other hand, is microcrystalline, so it'll look homogenous. *If you see something resembling layers with the 10x loupe, you're probably looking at jadeite that's been "doubled" or even "tripled" (thin layer of gem quality jadeite sometimes glued over a different base). More details and tests can be found at: ww.howcast.com/videos/398342-How-to-Tell-Real-Jade-from-Fake http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-Jade-Is-Real

Lavender jade is a stone of the angels.  It provides spiritual nourishment to all who touch or even gaze upon it!  These loving lavender jade earrings are in our online store at: https://mitchelljewelrystudio.squarespace.com/our-bling/purple-jade-earrings

How do you spot real jade from fake?

Jade is a beautiful stone that comes in many colors; green, orange and white are most common.  Only jadeite and nephrite jade are considered authentic jade.  The most expensive and desirable jadeite (Burmese jadeite, Burma Jade, Imperial Jade, or Chinese Jade) comes from Myanmar(formerly Burma), but small quantities are mined in Guatemala, Mexico and Russia.  75% of the world's jade comes from mines in British Columbia in the form of nephrite.  it is also mined in Taiwan, the United States and in small amounts, Australia.

Imitation Jade

Serpentine - "new Jade" or "Olive Jade"

Prehnite

Aventurine quartz

Grossular gamet (Transvaal jade)

Chrysophase (Australian jade, most from Queensland, Australia)

Malaysia Jade (permanently dyed translucent quartz that may be called by its color-Red Jade, yellow Jade, Blue Jade)

Opaque dolomite marble (Mountain jade"- from Asia, dyed in vibrant colors)

Hold It Up To The Light

If possible , examine the internal structure with a 10x loupe.  Can you see little fibrous or granular, felt-like, asbestos-like intertwinings?  If so, it's probably genuine nephrite or jadeite.  Chrysophase on the other hand, is microcrystalline, so it'll look homogenous.

*If you see something resembling layers with the 10x loupe, you're probably looking at jadeite that's been "doubled" or even "tripled" (thin layer of gem quality jadeite sometimes glued over a different base).

More details and tests can be found at:

ww.howcast.com/videos/398342-How-to-Tell-Real-Jade-from-Fake

http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-Jade-Is-Real