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For centuries, jadeite has remained a unique and highly sought-after precious gemstone. Due to its high demand and rarity, there are some things you can look out for to ensure that you purchase a piece of high-quality jadeite of your own. Keep reading to learn what you need to know when buying jadeite.
We know how difficult it can be to find high-quality jadeite in the market, so to help you make an informed decision, here are some key indicators you can look out for when buying your jadeite jewelry:
- Clarity and Texture
- Grade of Jadeite
Colour is the most important aspect in determining the quality of jadeite. Be sure to look for strong vivid colours when picking your jadeite. It is recommended to view the stone under artificial and natural light.
Although jadeite is almost synonymous with the word green, it comes in a range of colours which includes green, white, lavender, yellow and black.
The most valuable and highly sought-after jadeite is a specific shade of green, called Imperial Jade.
Jadeite can be found in opaque to semi-transparent varieties. This characteristic helps to distinguish jadeite from other green gemstones.
The most valuable type of jadeite is semi-transparent. It gives out a glowing appearance when light hits it.
3. Clarity and Texture
Pick one that is smooth and soft to the touch. Jadeite can be categorised into three main textures – fine, medium and coarse. A fine-grain jadeite is the most luxurious. Stones made from it are radiant and smooth.
4. Grade of Jadeite
High-quality jadeites are hard to come by. Over the centuries, manufacturers have used multiple ways to improve their appearance. Methods range from the use of heat, dye and even bleach to improve the colour and durability of the gemstone.
Here are the three grades to consider when picking jadeite:
We hope you have gained great insights into how you can choose your jadeite. Above all, it is highly recommended that you visit a reputable retailer. Ensure that you are provided with information of the gemstone type, authenticity and its identified grade before making your purchase.
Like to learn more about the Imperial Harvest Jadeite collection? Book a complimentary consultation or contact your Imperial Harvest advisors at +65 9122 1826 (Whatsapp/SMS/Call) for more information.