What is Jade? Why the Interest?
Different variations of Jade such as Siberian, Mayan, and Canadian:
Why my interest in Jade?
Jade to me since I was a little kid has always fascinated me; particularly green
My ancestors mined this gemstone thousands of years ago.
I like the diverse range of colors.
Lastly,it simply a lovely gemstone to flaunt.
On the other hand, the price of jade are the following:
- What is jade? According to Hobart M. King, Ph.D., GIA Graduate Gemologist he states
"Jadeite and nephrite are materials that have both been called 'jade' for thousands of years".
Chemistry= Silicate-pyroxene. Color= Various shades of white to green, red, blue and black.
Diaphaneity= Tranlucent to Opaque Mohs Hardness= 6.5 to 7. Chemical Formula NaAlSi2O6 or Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
- "3,000 an ounce jade sells for according to Forbes in China".
- Myanmar's "$31 billion per year jade industry goes to China; according to GEM FAME".
- $100,00-$1,000,000 price range estimates in Hong Kong.
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