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 Post subject: HELP White jade or nephrite carved statue
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:00 pm 
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I just bought this carved statue,i believe it to be jade it's slight green white,i can tell if old or new but doesn't scratch with my high carbon steel
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Gerber knife,4 inches high weighs 31.6 grams.I'm new to jade can use any help-i can't tell if treated how would i tell??


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 Post subject: Re: HELP White jade or nephrite cared statue
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:07 pm 
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Whom did you buy it from and how was it represented on the sales receipt.

It is impossible to tell what the material is from looking at a photo.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP White jade or nephrite carved statue
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this may help a real close up,white jade or nephrite


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 Post subject: Re: HELP White jade or nephrite carved statue
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I asked how it was represented when sold to you and the specifics of the sale because that can be very telling.

Your new pictures are still pictures. They do not aid in positive identification.
There is a possibility it is jade and there is a possibility it is not.

Your unknown must be seen in person by someone who is either an expert on jade or a gemologist with ability to identify your unknown using optical tests.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP White jade or nephrite carved statue
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Took it to a Gemologist 50+ yrs/diamond cutter and stated Jadeite untreated Jade?


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OK. Mystery solved.....maybe.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP White jade or nephrite carved statue
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Being white Jadeite(Jade) does look like it could be good grade,color maybe ??? If it where a diamond I'd know better.


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lumhechati wrote:
Took it to a Gemologist 50+ yrs/diamond cutter and stated Jadeite untreated Jade?

Any idea what tests he ran?
I don't trust anyone to just look at it and say.
However a Raman spectra would be definitive....


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