Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:35 pm
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Jade Jewelry is the more rare of the two jade variations, and the most expensive. Most of the world's supply of fine jadeite comes from Burma, but deposits are found in Guatemala and a few other areas around the world. Jade Rings Jadeite occurs in many colors, including greens, white, lavender, yellows and oranges, black and reds. Jade Bangle Evenly colored, translucent emerald green jadeite is called Imperial Jade. Jadeite ranks at about 7 on the Mohs scale, compared to 10 for a diamond, but jade is a tough mineral that resists chipping and breaking. Jade Necklaces Jade is often dyed, but dyeing is not considered a permanent treatment. Avoid jade with many cracks or other visible flaws. Heat treatments are used to lighten or intensify the color of jade.