Featured WOW! 14k Jade ring, my best find yet?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by spartcom5, May 18, 2019.

  1. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    I don't know much about jade but I bought this for $40. This is HUGE weighing in at over 23 grams. As far as I know this is "Moss in Snow" Jade which is quite nice. No damage whatsoever and is carved on both sides. It was originally a pendant because it has a hole at the top. The carving is of a dragon. Someone wanted to wear it as a ring and had a custom frame made for it. I tried it on my hand and it is so heavy lol! I am taking it to a fine jeweler who is very interested in seeing it in person. They have wrote articles on this type of jade before. I am very excited about this find and can't wait to show it to the them!
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  2. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Exciting and wonderful! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!
     
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  3. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    I can't really tell how much gold weight is here. I would guess the stone is at least 20 grams.
     
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  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Then you made your money back and more on the gold itself.
     
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    pretty, pretty !!!!
     
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  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    THAT looks SO GORGEOUS!!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU, @spartcom5!!!!!!:singing::singing::):) And I LOVE the setting!!!
     
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  7. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    To give you guys an idea of the size of this ring..... When at the bottom of my finger it goes to my knuckles!
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  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a cat not a dragon.
    Love it!
     
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  9. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    That is a lovely large ring. Enjoy it.
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I'm in love.:happy:
    Wonderful find and amazing bargain, spart, congratulations!
    But if it is too big or heavy for you, I can send you the address of a very good, loving home for jade dragon jewellery.:angelic::greedy:

    It is one of those 'forest dragons', mythical geckos, which are regarded as little dragons in Chinese tradition. They are often depicted on eggplants (aubergines), which in this case looks more like an easter egg, but who cares.

    The same beasties, two 'forest dragons' on my antique agate and carnelian snuff bottles, the one on the left is sitting on a hand, the other one on an eggplant:
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  11. plaid423

    plaid423 Member

    It's beautiful! where did you find it?
     
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  12. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Might be.
    But I still see a cat.;)
     
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  13. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Dragons are kind of like big cats, except with wings and scales...and sometimes fire breathing.
     
  14. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Congratulations for getting this nice piece at a bargain price!!!
    Personnally, I'd turn it back to a pendant, way more wearable:)
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  16. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about turning it back into a pendant but don't want to ruin the beautiful setting! Argh I don't know lol I know I could never wear it as a ring.
     
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  17. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Convert it into a pin/brooch?
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    don't mess with it......put it aside.
     
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  19. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    A jeweller can carefully open the wires holding the jade and remove it without damages, but the leaves will have to remain on the mount...
     
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  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    There is still the offer of a jade dragon-loving home.:angelic::playful:
     
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