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Jade57 of 87Jade Tiger's Eye Orb, gift from China 1 and 3/4 inches wide.Nephrite Jade? Carved FooDog or Lion? Help me please!
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Posted 3 years ago

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TeresaD
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These are new pictures taken today after I remove the polish I am still unsure I think they are Jade maybe Amethyst but I don't think so its the colors that have me fooled they have a real silky fill and when I rinsed them off the water beaded up like they would on wax they are extremely cold and hard to tell by the pictures but in the light they are translucent in most areas Any help would reAlly be AppreciAted and help me identify what they're made of Thank you for Taking The Time To look.

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  1. TeresaD TeresaD, 3 years ago
    These are the new pictures and attached are the before

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/45899-jade-or-amethyst-foo-dogs?in=user
  2. TeresaD TeresaD, 3 years ago
    What do you think Jade??
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, how big are these, please? Thanks! miKKo
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    OK, I just saw the other posting on these, so I know the size now. Thanks!
  5. davezquanw davezquanw, 2 years ago
    Not jade or amethyst I'm afraid. Very rough and crude workmanship. Apologies but it looks eerie.
  6. TeresaD TeresaD, 2 years ago
    I did have them tested they are jade
  7. davezquanw davezquanw, 2 years ago
    Tested in what way I'm curious? Any idea what kind of jade then? I am open to learning about new materials. The surface and edges are full of abrasion and chips - hardly see such problems on good quality jadeite or nephrite. The term Jade can include a range of low to top quality stones, so buyers beware. Pardon me, but such workmanship rarely goes with good quality jade. Some food for thought. =)
  8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    this piece looks like it's been chiseled. jade is way too hard to chisel. it can only be 'carved' by abrasion. carved jade is made by very slowly abrading it w/ carborundum or diamond abrasion bits. these do not look like abrasion-made pieces to me - at all.

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