Jade, a semi-precious gemstone composed of Jadeite and Nephrite. Jadeite is rarer than Nephrite and therefore is considered more precious than Nephrite. The Jadeite and Nephrite are differentiated on the basis of their characteristics, but the term Jade is used as a description for both.
Generally, Jade is categorized as Type A and Type B, where Type A is referred to as Jadeite and Type B is referred to as Nephrite. Jadeite price varies steeply and can range from 5000 INR ($67.71) per carat to 30,000 INR ($406.24) per carat whereas Nephrite can cost between 200 INR ($2.71) per carat to 500 INR ($6.77) per carat.
Jade is available in a range of hues and all the factors including origin, color, clarity, cut, carat weight, texture, luster, transparency, etc. determine the quality, authenticity, price, and Jade stone value. Jade price per carat depends on the following factors:
Origin – Nephrite is more common than Jadeite. Nephrite is found in New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, China, Canada, Zimbabwe, Russia, Poland, Alaska, and Taiwan. The main source of Jadeite is Myanmar and is also found in Japan, Canada, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Cuba, and the USA. The precious Imperial Jade is highly expensive and is only found in Myanmar, Burma.
Color – Jade is found in a variety of hues ranging from green, lavender, red, yellow, white, and black. The most striking and valuable variety of Jade is an emerald green Jadeite which is popularly known as Imperial Jade. It is one of the most expensive gemstones. Other highly valued and finest quality Jade varieties include Kingfisher Jade which is a green-colored Jade that is less vivid than Imperial Jade, intense yellowish-green colored Apple Jade and Moss-in-Snow Jade which is translucent white with bright green spots, patches, or vein-like structures on the surface.
Clarity – Jade displays a semi-transparent to opaque appearance. Semi-transparent clarity and fine texture increase the Jade stone price dramatically. Semi-transparent Jade has an alluring brilliance and is highly desirable. It appears to glow, increasing the beauty of the lush green or rich lavender hue. The least valuable Jade is completely opaque or has cloudy patches that break the transparency of the Jade stone.
Cut – Jade is extremely versatile and is usually cut and fashioned into beads and cabochons for rings and other adornments. When cut into cabochons, the buyers consider symmetry, proportion, and thickness to determine the Jade cost and value.
Carat Weight – The value of beads and cabochons increases with an increase in the weight of the Jade stone, all other factors remain the same. With a slight difference in the size of the finest quality Imperial Jadeite, a large difference is made in the Imperial Jadeite price. In the case of Nephrite, a larger size does not increase the Nephrite jade value dramatically.
Why should you buy Jade gemstone and Jade jewelry from GemPundit?
GemPundit is a leading provider of 100% real and authentic gemstone and gemstone jewelry. We have an exclusive collection of unheated and untreated Jade gemstones for sale with an authentic Gem Lab Certification which determines the quality and authenticity of Jade stones. A wide range of IGI/ITLGJ/ITLGR/ISKON/JBN/AGR Certified Jade gemstones is available on our website at the best prices.
We have a huge category bursting with Jade stones including Jade Pendant, Jade Bracelet, and Jade Ring. Add this graceful and elegant stone to your jewelry collection. At GemPundit, Jade jewelry can be fully customized from our Custom Jewelry section. You can share your design ideas with our team of skilled and professional CAD experts who will design your jewelry as per your style. However, the price of Jade jewelry depends on the quality of the Jade stone, intricacy of the design, choice of metal, and labor charges.
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