Those who are interested in buying jadeite should know the most impact on jadeite prices are
transparency, treatment and color. Moreover, to hue, tone and saturation, uniformity of color
is crucial to jadeite quality. If jadeite has no inclusions represent as the higher quality and rare,
which affects the price of jadeite directly. Jade is usually sold at a price per piece. Unlike
common gemstones, which are usually sold at a price per carat. Therefore, the jade price is no
limited, depend on the satisfaction and agreement between the buyer and the seller. Don’t
forget to thinking about the purpose of wearing before purchasing your jadeite jewelry.
Important things to note when you are assessing the quality of the jadeite ;
1. Color It is best to view the color under the sunlight. Green jadeite such as imperial
jade, apple green, yellowish green, greenish gray the color should be medium or semi-
dark intensity. Jadeite with color that is evenly distributed, uniform and strong is far
more valuable than jadeite with uneven coloration. Moreover, jadeite dark green areas
are often carving or cutting as thin as possible to enhance greater transparency and
more beautiful as well to make the price is too high than normal. This technique after
setting with the metal makes it more difficult to observe and examine.
2. Transparency the jade texture should be translucent, semi-transparent and
transparent, depend on the amount of light that passes through it. Moreover, the most
prized jadeite is semitransparent. This transparency is related to the mineral texture.
Jadeite is composed of interlocking crystals and can have a texture that ranges from
fine to coarse. The finer and more tightly interwoven the crystal components are the
better jadeite. Therefore, we should buy more transparency jadeite in the case of the
3. Luster watching on the surface if it looks like wax or oil with a soft cotton. This is a
common feature of fine jadeite with some transparency. Whereas, luster look like a
glass consider as a good quality jade with high transparency and it is quite rare.
4. Clarity for example, we can consider from cracks, included foreign material, iron
staining and spots. Because of fine jadeite is free of flaws, if the jadeite has many
inclusions will reduce its beauty or durability as well.
5. Cutting to grade the craftsmanship in terms of shape, proportion, thickness, symmetry,
and the standard of polishing. The better the polish and the smoother surface, the more
lustrous and valuable the gem. Furthermore, we should consider jadeite identity as well
as its durability. For instance, a jadeite bangle should be thickness around the size of a
cigarette, which might help to reduce the chance of cracking.