The jade you are about to see comes from certain sites along the south central coast of California, just below Big Sur, along Highway 1.
There are 5 main spots to hunt for jade; San Simeon, Willow Creek, Jade Cove, Gem Cove (aka North Jade Cove), and Sand Dollar Beach.
What color of jade is most valuable?
The most common color for jadeite is a pale green. However, the most valuable jade is the emerald green imperial jade, a rare translucent to semi-transparent jadeite containing chromium. Imperial jade comes mainly from the Hpakan-Tawmaw jade tract in Kachin province in northern Burma.
How can you tell real jade from fake?
The scratch test involves scratching the jade with a needle or knife. If the metal object leaves a scratch mark on the jade, then it is not jade which has a hardness of between 6.0 and 7.0 on the Moh Scale. The scientific test involves measuring the specific gravity (SG) of the stone.
What color of jade is best?
What are the colors of jade and which is the best?
- Green is the most traditional and expensive color for jade.
- Lavender jade can be quite dark – almost deep plum-purple, or be quite light and pale.
- Red jade color range is from a lemon-yellow through beige to orange-brown to the best color: a pure red-brown.
- Yellow jade is the most affordable jade.
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