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  1. Silvermom
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    by Silvermom » Sep 5, 2014

    JKP, Thank you so much..... nice seeing you here!
     
  2. Starzin
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    by Starzin » Sep 5, 2014
    Silvermom - thank you for starting this thread, it's been a treat to see everyone's jade pieces. Your own red and yellow sets are simply stunning!.

    Megthered - the sizer is a removable piece that is quite commonly used the only problem might be that the "wings" won't be wide enough for your saddle ring and you might have to have a piece made to fit. If that's necessary, it doesn't have to be solid gold, it can be gold filled (bonded not plated, sometimes known as rolled gold) or even sterling.

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  3. Silvermom
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    by Silvermom » Sep 5, 2014
    Thank you so much Starzin. Although I am on this thread a lot, I did not start it. A friend named Dynasty did and she has quite a few beautiful piece. Maybe she will post some of them for you to see. Her pieces are amazing. Glad you enjoy this thread tho. Please post some pieces of yours if you have any that you would like to share. It is fun to see other peoples pieces. LOVE JADE, it is an amazing stone.
     
  4. Dynasty
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    by Dynasty » Sep 6, 2014
    This is beautiful! Have you 're-set yet?
     
    


    


  5. Dynasty
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    by Dynasty » Sep 6, 2014
    Whoa is stunning!
    Do you wear them often?
     
  6. Dynasty
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    by Dynasty » Sep 6, 2014
    Hello sister!
    So happy to see you here, please share your Beautiful collection with us :razz:
     
  7. Dynasty
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    by Dynasty » Sep 6, 2014
    Gorgeous!!!!
    I'm in love :lickout:
    Congratulations!!!
     
  8. Starzin
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    by Starzin » Sep 6, 2014
    Aaaah, apologies for not checking. However I'm still in love with your red and yellow!!

    The only piece I had was a bracelet I sold several years ago because, though I loved it, I simply wasn't wearing it. Hadn't worn it in years in fact. The picture doesn't do it justice unfortunately, the carved jade was much greener and brighter than it appears it the photo.

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  9. Silvermom
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    by Silvermom » Sep 6, 2014
    Starzin, this bracelet is gorgeous. Wish you still had it. Well, it's time to get more now. Thank you for sharing.
     
  10. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Sep 6, 2014
    Everyone's beautiful pictures are a good reminder on how beautiful good jade is.

    Here is a sentimental piece. It was sent to me by my godfather about 30 years. I hadn't seen him since I was a little but we exchanged letters. He was getting older and wanted me to have something that was his. Unlike my old Chinese jade, I don't know the origin...but it is still one of the pieces of jewelry that has remained a favorite throughout the years.

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  11. Starzin
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    by Starzin » Sep 6, 2014
    Everyone's beautiful pictures are a good reminder on how beautiful good jade is.

    Couldn't agree more. Your ring is beautiful and so much more special because of your godfather's gift.

    Starzin, this bracelet is gorgeous. Wish you still had it. Well, it's time to get more now. Thank you for sharing.

    Thanks Silvermom, it was different to most that you see.
     
  12. Silvermom
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    by Silvermom » Sep 6, 2014
    What a special piece. It is so beautiful. I would really cherish it if I had it. Lucky you.... and wonderful memories too.
     
  13. ruffysdad
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    Just a piece of uncut stuff in my private stash :naughty:

    Pete

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  14. Starzin
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    Thanks for posting it Pete, so nice to have the rough amongst the smooth to remind us where it came from.
     
  15. SPSGuy
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    by SPSGuy » Sep 8, 2014
    Hi, I'm new here. Just getting into learning about gemstones and stuff.

    Anyways I have a great Jade story. I'm Chinese and Jade is obviously revered in Chinese culture. My grandfather had a Jade ring which he always wore, and one day it broke into a few pieces - 4 pieces to be exact. Just so happened that my grandad had 4 daughters, and from the broken pieces he fashioned a pendant for each of them. My mom has it and treasures it to this day.

    Not a big believer in fate or whatever but its a cool little story.
     
    


    


  16. MelodySaw
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    by MelodySaw » Sep 8, 2014
    Beautiful Ring.
     
  17. Silvermom
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    by Silvermom » Sep 8, 2014

    OH WOW! I just LOVE this story. Story book. Could be the beginning of a good book. It could go on with the story of the 4 daughters and how the jade became important in their lives. LOVE IT. :appl:
     
  18. MelodySaw
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    No yet. I have too many stones needed to be re-set.
     
  19. MelodySaw
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    by MelodySaw » Sep 8, 2014
    Wow, nice green big stone.
     
  20. mochiko42
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    by mochiko42 » Sep 15, 2014
    The four pieces of jade remind me of the old Japanese samurai story (Motonari Mori) about the three arrows representing his three sons (by themselves each arrow is easily snapped but bundled together, the arrows are strong and unbroken).

    (of course I know Japanese are Chinese are completely different cultures but both place similar importance on family) :mrgreen:
     
  21. Agnesg
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    by Agnesg » Oct 5, 2014
    Like it's translucent, water feel:)

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  22. dm-smith
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    by dm-smith » Oct 5, 2014
    I'm not sure how saturated is the blue color you are talking about. Assuming it's a real jade, it's a canadian nephrite jade. That kind of inclusion is extremely common in canadian nephrite and serpentinite

    I think u might want to bring these to a real gemologist. it looks similar to Agalmatolite than nephrite or jadeite.

    btw jade lovers, u might want to be very careful to buy jade. Recently, there's a jade like stone from indonesia. Those locals called it "batu sungai dareh" and "lavender raja". The problem with these two stone are the fact that they have the same hardness and refraction index. they even share similar monoclinic crystal. Only several experts can distinguish between them. I've seen many jade dealer in HK start selling these two stone as jadeite.
     
  23. Starzin
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    by Starzin » Oct 6, 2014
    It is indeed... and I think it's very beautiful. Thank you for posting it.
     
  24. mochiko42
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    by mochiko42 » Oct 7, 2014
    Umm, yes please....

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    by chrono » Oct 7, 2014
    Mochiko,
    Those jadeite cabochon stud earrings are TDF. :love:
     
  26. MelodySaw
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    by MelodySaw » Oct 11, 2014
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    Recently I purchased a lots of lavender Jadeite;
    Earrings from Mason Kay's old stock.
    Ring is more translucent then the earrings.
     
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  27. Starzin
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    by Starzin » Oct 11, 2014
    What a fabulous find! Can we have hand shots of the ring please? :love:
     
  28. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Oct 12, 2014
    As it is, vendors that specialize in Jade have told me that they can now only deal with known cutters because even they can't tell the difference between untreated jade and some of the better treated jade circulating. Like most CS stones, buy a jade piece for its beauty but if you are buying as an investment, you need to be very careful. I think all the pieces here are lovely.
     
  29. dm-smith
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    by dm-smith » Oct 12, 2014
    well, it's easy to identify treated jadeite and nephrite! a little look under microscope will help in distinguishing the treated from untreated one. on the other hand, it require x-ray fluorescence test to differentiate between jade and those two stone.
     
  30. MelodySaw
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