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Old Mine "Lao Pit" Jade

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I was listing some of the vintage jade bangle bracelets, jade mined prior to the year 2000, today.  This kind of jade is so wonderful to touch.  The old mine, or "lao pit" jade stone is fine grained, which gives it translucent, and high "chime".  And of course it grade A natural color and genuine.  The jade bangle that I almost kept for myself is a "moss in snow", mossy green veins on white jade bangle.  The moderate translucence is gorgeous, and you can see the "stone" pattern through the jade.  It's so lovely and classic, that unfortunately it's one of the inspirations for jade carvers to color treat jade to make it look like this.  They jade carver first bleaches the jade stone to remove all spots, impurities, color (which make the stone brittle) then adds color, including veins, and "stone pattern" to make it look natural.  And even more unfortunate for jade bangle lovers is they often sell it as "natural grade A" and provide a fake certificate.  I saw this kind of jade at the Guangzhou jade market during my buying trips in China.  If you want to be sure of the authenticity of any Jade Heaven jade, you can get a GIA certificate of gemology testing yourself so you know it's "real".  Then you have the certificate plus your receipt for insurance purposes, or if you buy the jade as an investment.  The JHBB276 Moss in Snow jadeite bangle from our vintage collection is priced lower than what this quality, if they can even get this quality, in China, usually $5000-$15000.  So these are a very good deal for you.  And jade you will cherish.


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