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Specific Gravity of Grade B Jadeite

Noodlez

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OMG, it worked!!! Thanks everyone for your help! I asked him to set them for me too, can't wait to get the finished products!

I really wanted this beautiful large scenery piece today but the vendor refused to budge :roll2: Next time!
 

mellowyellowgirl

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OMG, it worked!!! Thanks everyone for your help! I asked him to set them for me too, can't wait to get the finished products!

I really wanted this beautiful large scenery piece today but the vendor refused to budge :roll2: Next time!
Well done!!!! It's nerve wracking but once you get used to it and have everything set up it's super easy. Lol too easy causing you to spend quite a bit!!!

I find that after a few pieces arrive I get very bold and end up buying too much!
 

mellowyellowgirl

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Just checking that you know the process for setting right?

He gives you a quote and a cad. You agree it to it and he makes it. You pay for the setting and postage at the end and then he mails it.
 

mellowyellowgirl

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Also I don't think he'll mind me revealing this tidbit about him but he actually carved Jade at some point so he will know what's A grade. Unlikely that you'll be buying something B or C from him as he can tell having worked with it so often.
 

Noodlez

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Yes, I have checked out other facebook jadeite live broadcasts and he is definitely the most knowledgeable and bargains for best prices. He shows off his deformed right thumb proudly on his shows to explain his sacrifices for carving. It is crazy! That is why I love jadeite so much and especially the scenery pieces. All done by hand and it is truly a work or art! I couldn't resist and reserved 3 more pieces today :oops2:. Will have to stop watching soon or this will completely drain my savings. :P2

Anyone know how much he charges for shipping to the U.S?

Thanks!
 

mellowyellowgirl

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Pics please!!!!!!!

I'm broke now (bought a house) so no Jade for me but I had such a good run last year buying from him!

His workmanship for the settings is excellent!!!
 

moneymeister

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Pics please!!!!!!!

I'm broke now (bought a house) so no Jade for me but I had such a good run last year buying from him!

His workmanship for the settings is excellent!!!
Congrats on the house! That;s an excellent reason to give up collecting (for a bit) :)
 

prs

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If anyone wants to see what really high end jadeite looks like here's a LINK to Bonhams latest Hong Kong jewelry auction. I was told all their best jade goes to HK for auction no matter the source because that's where the market is best.

Remember to left click on the item photos if you want to see a close up and more info. If you click normally the whole thing reloads and loses the sort when you try to go back. Bonhams' websit is still in the 1990s!
 

curiosity_thrills

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Hi, I'm new to the forum and have learned so much from skimming your posts here. I'd like to return to identify some of the more reputable sellers you note, but I was wondering if anyone might have a particular favorite place to buy jadeite bead bracelets, not bangles or pendants.

I bought a beaded bracelet from Jadeite888 on Etsy that is purportedly Grade A untreated, but after reading through your posts, I'm wondering if it may be Grade B or C. I know it is difficult to tell, but was there ever any consensus on whether the specific gravity test could reasonably detect Grade B, or are there simply too many unknowns?




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prs

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@prs thanks for the Bonham's heads up. The jadeite is just exquisite! I especially love this bangle: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26238/lot/547/
Yes, it's a gorgeous bangle, heck of a lot of water in that one!!! The estimate of US$10-26K is much wider than the usual estimate range. I wonder why? I should also point out the estimate doesn't include the 25% buyers premium! This just confirms to me the odds of any of us finding a lovely Grade A bangle here in the USA for less than $5K are pretty slim. :cry2:
 

prs

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minousbijoux

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A lot of the jadeite pieces failed to sell at this auction, most likely the result of the current political turmoil in HK.

However your bangle did sell for $27.5K including premium. May we see the photos when it arrives? =)2
Hahahahahahahahaha! Sure, but it might take a verrrrrry long time to get here.
 
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Maddiewin

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Yes, I have checked out other facebook jadeite live broadcasts and he is definitely the most knowledgeable and bargains for best prices. He shows off his deformed right thumb proudly on his shows to explain his sacrifices for carving. It is crazy! That is why I love jadeite so much and especially the scenery pieces. All done by hand and it is truly a work or art! I couldn't resist and reserved 3 more pieces today :oops2:. Will have to stop watching soon or this will completely drain my savings. :P2

Anyone know how much he charges for shipping to the U.S?

Thanks!
So sorry! I have not been monitoring PS lately. I am glad you survived the process. I ended up sending it somewhere else to set so I can’t tell you how much to send to US
 
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