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 Post subject: Jade pieces inherited from grandfather
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:01 pm 
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Hi all,

My lovely grandfather passed away back in 2009 and I’ve had these pieces since then. Was told they may be jade although he was a bit of a lovable magpie, traveled for work throughout China, didn’t have much money, and had bits of all kinds of pebbles and other inexpensive stones, and after reading all the forum postings here re testing jade I realize humbly I’m without talent or equipment to verify their authenticity/treatment level on my own.

Would love an honest opinion at if these look like they could be worth something to be worth an appraiser’s time to look at, and if someone could be recommended (I live in SF).

In light of COVID I may be looking to sell (with the exception of the piece with the carved monkeys—I remember playing with this one even as a child). If these are authenticated, would anyone be able to recommend a reputable buyer?

Thank you!!


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 Post subject: Re: Jade pieces inherited from grandfather
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:40 am 
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When the corona virus is in the rear view mirror, make an appointment at my lab, San Francisco Gem & Appraisal Lab, and I will identify them for you.

They look like nephrite and jadeite to me without testing.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:23 pm 
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Dear Barbra,

Many thanks for the advice, sure, I’ll reach out to you post COVID to set up an appt and all the details.

See you soon (hopefully!)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:28 am 
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Hi Pinkmartini87 ,

They are beautiful pieces ! Jadeite and Neprite objects are always so pleasant to touch , and their color is peaceful for the mind ...
Have a good health !

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:19 am 
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Hi Danielle,

Many thanks for your kind wishes during these unprecedented times. And to you as well!


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