Featured Hoping for Jade

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Happy!, May 9, 2021.

  1. Happy!

    Happy! Well-Known Member

    So hoping these earrings are jade, what do you think? Marked 14K, they are about 7/8" x 5/8" and weigh over 21 grams. I have no jade jewelry, so would be excited if these are the real thing. They are big and heavy. Any idea of where made and when? No maker's marks, only the 14K stamped on the stem and as shown in the pics. Sorry for so many pics, was trying to show them in different lighting. Thanks everyone.
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    Last edited: May 9, 2021
  2. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Edit photos to "FULL IMAGE" so everyone can easily take a look. :)
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  3. Happy!

    Happy! Well-Known Member

    Cwap, I was so excited over these, that I didn't hit that special button. Thanks Lucille!
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  4. Cynthiaturvey

    Cynthiaturvey Member

    I have a pair very similar mine are
    chrysoprase but I am no expert, but the colour looks right
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  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    You can be HAPPY! ;)
    Jadeite jade!:cyclops:
    Good catch:)
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Another vote for jade, and a post with that omega clip back spells quality.:) The best closure for post earrings imo.
  7. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Do you know anyone with a gem tester that can test them for you?
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  8. Happy!

    Happy! Well-Known Member

    I AM Happy! LOL. So very Happy!:D Gathering these could be about $300-$500 on eBay? Does that sound correct? What a steal for a buck. Going to enjoy them at this point. Just enjoy looking at them. Tried one on, wow, so big and luxurious-looking!

    I DO have a gem tester, that is the el cheapo Diamond Selector II. Can it be used on these? How many bars should I set it to in your experience?
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  9. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I don't know if a diamond tester will give you results on other stones. I have a Presidium that tests for everything from glass through diamonds, but I don't know what yours is like. Can you check your manual to see what it says?
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  10. Happy!

    Happy! Well-Known Member

    No real instructions with this tester. It appears it is only for diamonds.

    Is there a chance they are "Imperial" jade, or would they more likely be something else?
  11. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Lovely pieces, well found.

    No, this tester won't help here.

    They are regular jade, they could be jadeite or nephrite, both forms can look like this. Imperial jade is quite different and looks like this....


    ... it is very translucent, and worth huge sums!
  12. Happy!

    Happy! Well-Known Member

    Ah, so wishful thinking again on my part. Shouldn't be so greedy...

    Thanks for everyone's help!
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  13. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Just what I was thinking. The omega clip back spells quality. Nice find!
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