About Jade Gems, Information Related To Loose Jade Stones
The jade gemstone actually covers two stones, one is jadeite the other nephrite. An interesting feature about jade is it's toughness, this even with a fairly modest hardness rating on the Mohs scale. The internal structure of jade is more like a closely woven 'fabric' made. The initial application of jade centuries ago, was not related to gems and jewelry - the stone was used to make tools and weapons used in hunting.
Much of the jade that enters commercial markets is green in color. Another fact is that most of this jade is treated to enhance color, though dyeing is not the only form of jade treatment used today. Jade gems are also available in colors like black, red, lavendar, white, brown, yellow and a combination of these colors. Commercially sold and used gems are dyed to obtain various colors, naturally occuring jade with colors like red, brown and yellow are very rare. Dyed jade is so very common that, most gem and jewelry providers do not care to disclose the fact to buyers. You can safely presume that the jade gem or jade gem stone jewelry that you buy has dyed jade unless, clearly mentioned otherwise.
Fine jade that has not been treated in any way carries a striff price, so you need to make sure that you are really getting what you paid for . Gem certification with clear details might be a good idea when investing a big price, on a piece of untreated jade stone. The interesting thing is that, to the naked eye a fine quality untreated jade piece can appear very similar to a dyed jade piece having similar color. At the same time, the untreated jade stone can cost 50 to 100 times more than a treated jade stone.
At Directstones, you can buy just loose jade gemstones or request for complete jade jewelry to be custom made in gold or 925 sterling silver. We will gladly custom cut a single jade stone piece to the shape and size of your choice and are also equipped, to handle orders for thousands of pieces. You can contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or requirements that you might have. We can provide jade in treated and untreated form and in various grades to suit your budget.
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