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3 IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF JADE

 

3 IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF JADE

 

1. Colour

You’ll be surprised to know that Jade comes in many colours rather than just the traditionally recognized green. Jade comes in a multitude of colours like lavender, red, orange and even grey.  However, the finest quality jade has a vibrant green colour and also popularly known as the Imperial Jade.

What’s so special about the green in the Imperial Jade? This green is pure and has a vivid hue that is so intense that you can spot it from a distance.  So it is kind of true when people say that the “greener” the jade is, the more valuable it is.

 

2. Transparency

 Jade can have many different levels of transparency. It can range from being completely opaque to being semitransparent.  The best Jadeite will be semi-transparent. When light shines through it, it will appear to glow and show off a colour of lush green. Those that are opaque are the least desirable.

 

3.Texture

Jade has a smooth, even texture and it can be fine or coarse.  Same crystal structure that is the basis for Jadeite’s texture is also the reason why it is such a tough gemstone. Jadeite’s interlocking crystals produce a tightly inter-grown, compact mass that bonds together and resists breaking. It has the ability to withstand breakage.