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  • Jade This post has image ( China & Japan ) - Moon - Jan 15, 2019 (09:05 AM)
    • Re: Jade - Mark Adams - Jan 16, 2019 (09:11 AM)
      • Re: Jade This post has image - Moon - Jan 18, 2019 (06:28 AM)
    • Re: Jade - Ernest Wilhelm - Jan 21, 2019 (01:05 PM)
      • Re: Jade - Moon - Jan 28, 2019 (05:55 AM)
        • Re: Jade - Super - Feb 05, 2019 (08:41 AM)
          • Re: Jade - Moon - Feb 06, 2019 (02:10 PM)
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Subject:Jade
Posted By: Moon Tue, Jan 15, 2019 IP: 2001:980:57ae:1:11ef

I have this statue at my home, but i have know idea, what kind of material it could be.
You can not scratch it with a pin, it is very strong. Is it Bowenite or Jadiete? If you look with a microscoop, you see smaller darker green spots on some places.
De first picture is the normal color, a detail from the backside and the bottom.

Thanx for your help.







Subject:Re: Jade
Posted By: Mark Adams Wed, Jan 16, 2019

You will have to post more pictures of the back and bottom.
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Subject:Re: Jade
Posted By: Moon Fri, Jan 18, 2019

This is with my Iphone, it is possible to make better pictures with my camera this weekend.







Subject:Re: Jade
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Mon, Jan 21, 2019

It does not sound like it is Bowenite. It could well be Jade, but to be sure, let an expert examine it, or get a specific gravity test..
Ernest

Subject:Re: Jade
Posted By: Moon Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Dear Ernest,

Thanks for your reply! Do you have any idea of the value of this statue if this is jadeite? It is 30cm high.
I would like to go to a testing centre but if the price will be very low, i have to think about is.

Thanks for your help,

Moon

Subject:Re: Jade
Posted By: Super Tue, Feb 05, 2019

Based on its color and large size, I do not believe this piece was made of jadeite. I believe it was probably made of xiu yu, a type of serpentine. I don't like the term bowenite,used for a type of serpentine that cannot be scratched. Unfortunately, there are quite a few of such stones exist and they look vastly different than each other. There is a very slim possibility that it can be made of nephrite but again with such large size, I do not think so. Thanks for sharing.

Subject:Re: Jade
Posted By: Moon Wed, Feb 06, 2019

Thanx for your help, for the moment, i do no test:)


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