How to identify the broken and repaired jade

Intactness” is a very important required virtue of a valuable jade piece. If a jade piece is broken, even to a tiniest extend, the value shall drop drastically. Unfortunately, thanks to the advanced repair technique its becoming more and more difficult for a collector to identify a broken piece. The key to identify if a jade piece is broken and repaired, is the detail oriented observation. No matter how delicate the repair is, you always can find a clue. Today I will introduce you few jade repair techniques and how to sleuth. 1. If the broken part is obvious, the repairer might use other materials to replace such as gold, silver or even platinum. This technique does sound very obvious too. However if the vendor told you it’s a gold inlaid jade piece...

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How the ancient Chinese nurture jade?

Nurturing your own unique jade is definitely the greatest joy in the jade collecting experience. Nurturing jade is the course of wearing the jade with you and providing extra care. Its the course of sublimation from a little caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly. As I mentioned in previous article, according to the renowned literacy “Ancient Jade Identification” from 1700’s, the Art of Jade Nurturing could be categorized into: Gentle Nurturing, Intensive Nurturing, and Spiritual Nurturing. 1. Gentle Nurturing: Wearing the jade piece directly on your body. Warm the jade by your own human temperature and rub it with clean hands every day. If its an antique piece, then you need to place this piece in a beanbag and wear it directly on your body for the first...

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