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Do you accept Omphacite Jade??

phumv

Rough_Rock
Trade
Joined
Dec 15, 2014
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I bought one jade from the supplier and I send to make certificate to AIGS.
The result come out Omphacite Jade.
I actually like jadeite and I think many people accept Jadeite Jade for sure.
I want to know that in the market they accept Omphacite Jade or not.
Is price of Omphacite very dfferent frome Jadeite??
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,598
The price and value of omphacite jade should be determined on the basis of its colour, translucency, and texture using the same criteria and valuation as jadeite. I do not know about AIGS but per GIA, omphacite jade is different from omphacite and it can only be called omphacite jade if it is green, has must not exceed SG 3.4 and RI 1.688.
 

soberguy

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Mar 25, 2009
Messages
650
Just understand they are not the same. Their chemical formula is not the same. jadeite is harder, tougher, and has no cleavage. They are different creatures. So as long as it is obviously described appropriately and not sold as jadeite, it should be accepted as one of many different minerals.
 
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