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Specific Gravity of Grade B Jadeite

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  1. prs
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    by prs » Feb 19, 2019
    You just can't take this somewhere else!

    How will I ever find out about such can't be missed things as Ruyi's Royal Love??? :cheeky::P2
     
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  2. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Feb 19, 2019
    Did you watch that???
     
  3. prs
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    by prs » Feb 19, 2019
    DW would think I've gone completely off my rocker if I suggested we watch Ruyi's Royal Love!!! :eek2:
     
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  4. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Feb 19, 2019
    And who says you can't surprise your spouse 10, 20, 30 years or more into a marriage? Lol

    Surprise!
     
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  5. ChaiK
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    by ChaiK » Feb 19, 2019
    Oh, but you must. It is lovely. I catch glimpses of it and sigh. And preen and pine, by my mirror, combing my hair.... and with my jadeite fingers...... :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::oops2:

    And....omg do laundry and imagine I pick up a ruby or two from the rivers.....:kiss2::geek2:

    I only dream of things like that When watching Ruyi Palace.
     
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  6. ChaiK
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    by ChaiK » Feb 19, 2019
    Noooo, k. won't take this off. It is just sometimes, you know, I do dumb stuff (like SOAK my jade in dishwasher water) . And really want that dumb thing to be private. But because it is dumb and I am not sure of how to salvage it, I have to ask here.....and then my dumbness shows.

    Everyone wants to look smart. Me too!:wavey:
     
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  7. prs
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    by prs » Feb 19, 2019
    DW is quite surprised enough at my jewelry addiction! Often when we go out to dinner she insists I change clothes, either because she thinks they don't match, or are unsuitable, or have a stain on the front visible only to her eagle eye!! This morning, as she was leaving the house, we both got a laugh when she asked me if the pendant she was wearing matched her outfit! =)2
     
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    by prs » Feb 19, 2019
    ChaiK, you are the smart one, I am way dumber than you!

    I'm still sore from the tongue lashing I got when I mixed up icy and glassy!!!! :eek2:
     
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  9. prs
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    :lol-2::lol-2::lol-2:
     
  10. ChaiK
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    Where was the tongue lashing? Did you not see, I said a green one was full of water and not icy.....or was it the other way round. Haha, still confused. But I know a not water one when it comes along. Hard to define. Like I know ok. No water, but icy. Or full of water. But not icy. Don’t ask me how. I don’t know myself. Or maybe it is this thing in my mind, water no water or it doesn’t press any bells to make me jump to buy. Oh, and I get it wrong at times.

    And then the genius Burmesedaze came along and said dry..,,so, all learning here.

    Oh, I do apologise if that sounded terrible. I am terrible. I think I was asking someone to go mining with me because I really thought it would be possible. :mrgreen2::lol-2:. One of my hare-brained schemes. Of course I couldn’t go mining, I wouldn’t survive. I can only ski. :oops:
     
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Feb 19, 2019
    @ChaiK here's dumb for you! I argued with my 6yo and got this wrong. 6yo got the answer right away. I told Pink Bandit and he totally face palmed!

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  12. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Feb 19, 2019
    Yes, you must keep at least some crazy jade talk here! I enjoy it, even though I own no jade. But I'm now obsessed with Chinese Palace dramas. I have watched Ruyi's Royal love and Yanxi and Empresses in the Palace! :oops2:

    I will buy some jade one day thanks to your lovely madness. I almost feel like I know something about it now! I can say no, too spicy, not enough water, too patchy! I still have no idea if the price is right though :eek2:
     
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Feb 20, 2019
    Thoughts on this bangle guys?

    7000 rmb

    I like it but am worried it'll be washed out in real life

     
  14. Duyen
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    by Duyen » Feb 21, 2019
    Hi @mellowyellowgirl
    This is only me, with my very little experience, but I am afraid the color is too pale, and not intense enough.
    With that one, you will get neither iciness nor color :(2
    So for me, it will be a no go.
     
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Feb 21, 2019
    Thanks babe I passed!

    Lol it was middle of the night when I thought I loved it and I KNEW never to do anything in the middle of the night! That's why I posted, chilled and decided to pass!

    I think there was an illusion that it was bright but my sister said it looks kinda milky and could be insipid.
     
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  16. Duyen
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    by Duyen » Feb 23, 2019
    Sometimes, it is good to have some dudes helping us resist temptations ;-)
     
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Mar 4, 2019
    Ooh my that looks pretty easy for them to attach!!!
     
  19. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Mar 6, 2019
    In the midst of having stuff set in China. Showing what I think is a hit and what I think is erm best suited for weekends or when I really need a pop of colours.

    They are still at the factory as I'm pending more to be set.

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  20. voce
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    by voce » Mar 6, 2019
    Drop dead gorgeous!! :love::love::love::love:
     
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  21. prs
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    by prs » Apr 17, 2019
    Ladies, we came across a couple of jade items today, and I would appreciate your expert advice as to their quality. The first is an orange jadite ring. I don't remember if we've discussed orange jade before, so I've no idea if this would be considered high quality. The second photo shows it's of good size, but the color is more accurate in the first photo. I suspect the price might be high at $2,600.

    Orange Jadeite Ring 1 (2).jpg Orange Jadeite Ring 3 (2).jpg

    The second is a strand of green jadeite beads. They are graduated up to 16mm but the color varies considerably from bead to bead, and there is a lot of mottling. Having said that they look pretty darned good around DW's beautiful neck, and the price seems OK at $1,500.

    Jadeite Bead Necklace A (2).jpg Jadeite Bead Necklace C (2).jpg

    Opinions please, pretty please! =)2
     
  22. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Apr 17, 2019
    Orange is rare but not unheard of, just not mainstream. Fine glutinous grain but not icy enough for me and no dome. I won't pay that much. Unlikely to have large resale value (that's how I justify 4 digit purchases) as it's not in demand.

    Green one pass. Glutinous uneven weak colour. It's just big.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Apr 17, 2019
    My 2 cents in post above :)
     
  24. prs
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    by prs » Apr 18, 2019
    All true unfortunately. It's so difficult finding good quality jade in the USA, the urge to scratch the itch can overcome one's better judgement. :eek2: Much better to keep the powder dry until the right pieces come along, thanks for setting me straight @Burmesedaze!!
     
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  25. voce
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    by voce » Apr 18, 2019
    How much would you guys pay for this pendant? Certified grade A. The pear is about 20 mm long.
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  26. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Apr 18, 2019
    This is on the blue spectrum. Icy but not highly icy. For the blue pear alone probably a couple of hundred bucks tops. Probably only 50 or so if they got it years ago. Then factor in estimate for the gold.

    It's not a sought after colour but is pleasant to the eye. 2cm isn't big.
     
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    by prs » Apr 20, 2019
    @voce in the USA I don't ever remember seeing a certified grade A item priced at less than $1,000. The vast majority of jade pieces for sale here are not certified, so when a piece is certified it seems like the vendors just add a zero to the price. :-o Of course there are lots of supposedly certified pieces, but the cert turns out to be from an Asian lab nobody has ever heard of.

    It's tough to tell from a single photo and the color of your piece is far from the most desirable shade of green, but having said that, to my very inexpert eye the stone has a beautiful sea green color with good depth and glow.
     
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    Digressing,

    I thought this was a garish chunk of Peking glass! WWW
     
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    by lilmosun » May 17, 2019 at 11:27 AM
    An impulse buy as I know little about jade..so feel free to educate me with your thoughts.

    Not crazy that it looks like an eggplant but I fell in love with the large size, translucency and hue (not grey overtones I see in a lot of lavender pieces). It's being certed (sold as Burmese Type A) before being set as a drop pendant.

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  30. voce
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    by voce » May 17, 2019 at 12:43 PM
    Omg! That's gorgeous if it hasn't been dyed. Hope the results come back nicely for you. Are you sending it to GIA or AGL?
     
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