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 Post subject: Real Jade Bangle? Nephrite or Jadeite? Please help identify.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:33 am 
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Hello All.

Please help authenticate / identify this bangle as Nephrite or Jadeite Jade:
a. it is cold to the touch
b. it has several fibrous long strands throughout
c. it is not one solid color (but a blend of "marble-ized colors of green and white and soft green as well)
d. it is heavier-weight
e. it makes a high "ping" sound when softly clanged
f. it has a high-gloss surface
g. It does have several spherical bubbles within. Does that make this a lesser quality/grade Jade? (see pic #3 below)

Please help us with this. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Real Jade Bangle? Nephrite or Jadeite? Please help ident
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:45 pm 
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The swirling character of the colors look like glass to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Real Jade Bangle? Nephrite or Jadeite? Please help ident
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:55 pm 
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Agreed, that is almost for sure glass.


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 Post subject: Re: Real Jade Bangle? Nephrite or Jadeite? Please help ident
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:40 pm 
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Thanks so much for your looking into GemologyOnline Team. :)


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