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 Post subject: Are these real jade?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:05 am 
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I have been buying alot of beads and sometimes things are too good to be true! But these are advertised as green jade and other buyers have posted great reviews but I'm very suspicious. They have a good weight so they do seem to be stone, and of the reading I Have done, mountain jade can have a marbled appearance. What do you think? I would really appreciate some feedback!

If they are dyed I guess I cannot really complain about that but I want to make sure I am not being duped into buying glass! Those vendors may not have any scruples but I am not going to attach my name to someone, sell it to someone else and call it jade. Honestly it looks more like moss agate but I dont know how to check for sure!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am 
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Maybe this is the so called "moss-in-snow jade".

For Jadeite I like the GIA Jadeite Jade Quality Factors article.
https://www.gia.edu/jade-quality-factor


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:05 am 
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Thank you! I think its the closest match (if these are real jade).


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I'm not feeling it with these beads, RockEnthusiast. The only beads which resemble moss in snow jade are the two on the extreme left hand side of the picture.
If someone had a gun to my head and insisted I site id these beads from the pic, I'd go with moss agate.


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 Post subject: Re: Are these real jade?
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Could be dyed quartzite too.
Have you no way to have an RI of one of the beads taken in spot lecture.
Or a SG of one of the beads.
First easy step to separate jade from one or other type of quartz.


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