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Thoughts on these...’jades’?


Just curious for your opinions on these! I’ve looked at so many jades/simulants ive baffled myself really


Join the club, I have baffled myself too. Will follow this discussion to learn. Ever heard of black jade?


to weigh in, I have some “black jade” I think it came from Wyoming. I slab it very thin and use it for backing for doublets (opal or ammolite)

I also have some beautiful lavender jade from Turkey

I just got a book on jade and jadeite, so learning this as well


I have looked at these photos and although I am no expert on jade, I would think all those pieces are dyed quartzite
except for the piece that may be agate/carnelian
just my thoughts