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Jade Jadeite And Nephrite 

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For many thousand years, man has known, respected and worn the jade gemstone. Historical records prove that jade has served a useful purpose for mankind over 7,000 years ago. However the initial applications of jade were not as a gem stone, the jewelry industry was attracted to the gemstone long after that. The durability of jade gems can be proved from the fact that, it's initial applications were to make tools and weapons. The tough nature of jade and jadeite had impressed man several thousand years ago. With a Mohs hardness rating of 6.5 to 7, jade also has good toughness. Jade is normally transluscent to opaque and has a waxy lustre. A well cut and polished jade gem stone often appears to have been coated with wax, this ofcourse is not true. If you have wondered why jade with a hardness of 6.5 to 7 is considered to be tough, here is the explanation. The gem is naturally constructed with a bunch of tightly woven fibres, this adds to the tenacity of the jade gemstone.

Chinese culture has had a long relationship with jade and jadeite, in this far east land jade was given as much importance as the Western nations bestowed gold and silver with. The royals had furniture, vases, utensils and other artifacts carved from jade. The fact that jade was neither brittle nor soft allowed craftsmen to sweat out their imagination and skills on this stone. For those who believe in the metalphysical properties of gem, jade is supposed to symbolize, courage, compassion and modesty. These were the virtues attached to jade gemstones throughout Asia.

When it comes to grades of jade, there is one important thing that you should know. Over 80% of the jade that enters the gems and jewelry industry is dyed. The JDN001 shows a transluscent set of heart shaped dyed jadeite gems. The dyeing process used to treat jade is permanent, it also does not weaken the gem in any way. While we all know that an untreated jade gem is more valuable than a color treated stone there is a solid reason why jade and jadeite are dyed. If you had to find a heart shaped untreated green jade that compares in quality and color to the JDN001, you could end up paying around 500 U.S$ to 800 U.S$ for a single piece. The process used to dye natural jade brings this awesome and historic gemstone within the reach of millions of gem lovers. The dyed jade piece is priced under 10 U.S$. Kaisilver can procure and custom cut dyed or untreated jadeite for you in all sizes and shapes. Despite the high profit margins that untreated jade gives us, we still recommend dyed jade as a splendid and affordable gemstone. Remember that it is not just jade that is treated to enhance color, 95% of rubies and sapphires are heated to enhance color. 99% of the emeralds used in jewelry are treated with natural oils to enhance color and add lustre. 99.50% of the Tanzanite that is mined is heated to enhance the color of the gemstone.

In our above discussion we have used the name jade, jadeite and nephrite, we will explain in simple terms the difference and similarity between these terms. Firstly, jade includes jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite has a pale to medium green color. The dyed jade piece in JDN001 shown below is jadeite. Nephrite which is also classified as jade has a darker green jade and is almost always opaque. On the other hand jadeite can be transluscent and is not very often completely opaque. As you might have guessed, jadeite in untreated or dyed form is much more expensive as compared to nephrite. It is not easy to confuse jadeite from nephrite but, getting your jade gems from a reputed gemstone and jewelry provider helps. Chinese history tells of artifacts and vases being carved out of jadeite but, the limited supplies of jadeite have made such things rarer. As the good quality jadeite gets smaller in size and more expensive in price, jadeite gems are being increasingly pushed into the jewelry manufacturing sector. At this point of time nephrite is still available in large volumes and sizes, Buddhist statues and other decorative items are carved out of nephrite today.

It is not just green jade that is used in jewelry, yellow jade, red jade and the pale purple lavendar jade gems are also available. To repeat once again, expect all the jade used in commercial jewelry to be dyed. This unless, the gem provider can provide you with an authenticity certificate from a reputed laboratory stating otherwise. We can provide you with jade in all these colors, sizes, shapes and volume can be as desired by you.  

Kaisilver procures jade from miners, we can provide both untreated and dyed jade in all sizes and shapes. You can use our expertise in producing quality custom jewelry in gold and silver or, request only for the jadeite gemstone. Request for any type of gemstone that you need and we will procure and custom cut it for you. We do not stock closeout and blow out junk, there are bigger jewelers doing that gimmick. We are more interested in providing custom cut gems to be set in high quality gold or silver jewelry.

jade gemstone, jadeite heart and other shapes

JDN001

Jade gems size 7.5mm to 8mm heart shape. A single piece weighs around 1.5 to 1.7 carats. The depth of the green jade shown here is 3mm. These are dyed green jade and 80% of the jade that is sold in the market is dyed. The price of each piece for this green jade gemstone is just 6.50 U.S$. The stones are handpicked and custom cut, there are no surface cracks on the gem. By way of comparison, if you had to get an untreated green jade gem with this color and transluscance, the same size and shape would cost you around 500 U.S$ to 750 U.S$ per piece

green jade loose gem stone, heart shaped nephrite gem

JDN010

Both jadeite and nephrite are recognized as jade. The deeper green color of this nephrite jade gem stone, is probably suitable for mens rings. This is a gem popularly with Kaisilver men's claddagh ring buyers. This dark green nephrite jade gem stone is 9mm in size, the weight of the piece is around 3 carats. The gem is handpicked and custom cut, there are no cracks or pits on the surface of this jade gem. The gem has a thickness of around 4mm, this ensures that it is not too thin. Thin gems can crack or break easily. A very modest price tag of 12.50 U.S$ for the piece.

Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.

 

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to sales@kaisilver.com provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S

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