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Natural Black Jade Ringmetal: Yellow Gold Karat: 14K Stone Size: ~8X20Mm Details: Scorll Work Setting This Is Grade ‘A’ Jade: Natural, Untreated Jadeite Jade Only Beeswax Is Used To Fill The Stone’S Microscopic Surface Pores -As Has Been Done For Centuries.What Is The Best Color? Other Considerations Aside, The Hierarchy Of Color Value Would Be Green, Lavender, Red, Yellow, White And Black. This Is By No Means An Absolute Scale; However, No One Would Argue With The First Two. The Finest Color Of Green Jade Would Be Close In Color To A Fine Colombian Emerald, But Of A Darker Hue. In Fact, The Coloring Agent, Chromium, Is The Same For Jadeite And Emerald. As The Green Becomes Lighter Or Darker Than This Standard, The Value Becomes Proportionately Less. The Same Can Be Said Of The Other Colors (Even Black). The Ideal Is A Strong, Vibrant Color While Successively Darker Or Lighter Shades Are Considered Less Desirable. In All Cases, Except White Jade, The Degree Of Translucence Enhances The Value, While A Lack Of Translucence Diminishes The Value. Translucence Alone, In The Absence Of Body Color, Is Called "Water" Or "Crystal" Jade. What Causes These Colors? In A Nutshell, The Color And Translucence Of Jade Are The Result Of The Chemical Impurities Present In The Rough And The Rate At Which The Jade Cooled Eons Ago During The Formation Process. For Example, Green Is The Result Of Chromic Oxide Impurities; Lavender Comes About From The Presence Of Manganese; Red Jade Occurs As The End Product Of Oxidation From Surrounding Water Or Earth; Black Jade Denotes High Iron Content; White Jade Is "Pure" Jade. Of Course, Jade Contains Many Other Impurities That Modify And Shade These Colors (Quartz, Mica, Serpentine, Etc.).

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Estimate $1,840 - $2,300Dec 21, 2012
5225 Harrison Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89120
United States
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