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Natural Green Jade Ring - Metal: Yellow Gold Karat: 14k Stone Size: 8x6+mm - 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. - Will The Color Of Jade Change With Time? In The Orient, Jade Is Considered A Living Thing That Is Young, Then Matures And Grows Green With Age. It Was Said That Some People Had The Ability To Make Jade Turn Green More Quickly, And That This Was A Virtue Of Their Mind And Body And Soul. Alas, Interesting Myths Notwithstanding, This Simply Will Not Happen! Many People Even Today Believe That In Times Of Good Health, One's Jade Grows Richer In Color, While Trauma Or Illness Will Drain The Color (and Absorb The Travail). The Wearing Of Jade Close To The Body Was Said To Ensure Health. Interesting Though These Thoughts May Be, There Is No Evidence That Jade Will Change Color. Quite The Contrary, Jade Is Impervious To Oils, Perfumes And Most Cold Acids. Its Color Is Constant, For Better Or Worse. Where Is It From? Contrary To Popular Belief, Jade Has Never Come From China. The Earliest Known Jade Used By The Chinese (nephrite) Probably Came From Turkestan, Northwest Of China. It Wasn't Until Approximately 1750 That Jadeite Made Its Way To China From The Hills Of Northern Burma. At First, This Brilliant Green "new" Jade Was Regarded With Some Suspicion, But Soon It Came To Be Considered As "gem Jade."in Its Finer Qualities, It Is Among The Rarest Stones In The World Today. Nephrite, Although Usually Thought Of As An Oriental Stone, Was Also Mined And Carved In Ceremonial Fashion By Many Cultures Throughout History - Notably The Maoris Of New Zealand And The Well-documented Jade Culture Of Central America.modern Nephrite Is Mined In Many Places Throughout The World. Taiwan, California, Alaska, British Columbia, Wyoming, New Zealand And Russia Are The Major Sites. It Is Not A Rare Stone.

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Estimate $3,680 – $4,600
Starting Bid $920

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