The Most Ridiculous Jade Fraud in China

The Most Ridiculous Jade Fraud in China

220 million yuan! The most expensive Jade auction in 2011, the Han jade dresser and stool, has sparked a heated debate. According to media reports earlier said the CNS in the Beijing International Auction Co., Ltd. held the “2011 special auction of ancient jade”, the “Han Qing Huang Yulong phoenix dresser(with stool),” starting with 180 million yuan, and ultimately to 2.2 billion deal, became the most expensive jade auction last year. Of course the most expensive jade auction created a huge buzz, however, very soon it turned into a biggest joke. I was so shocked when I saw this picture, because there is no way to date any stool back to Han Dynasty (202 BC-9 AD) when Han Chinese considered the only polite way to sit is sitting on...

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Thank You, My Dear Friends!

Under the significant influence of my Grandpa an eminent collector in China, I started MingJade.com to share what I learned since I was a baby, and my life long passion. Lot of things happened in the last few years. Career change, moving, marriage, baby…it seems all kinds of excuses for me to halt my beloved blogs :). Among all the life changes I’ve been receiving very warm and encouraging letters from my fans all over the world. Same time Google Analytics also told me MingJade had around 18,000 visitors in last few years. I felt so guilty not to continue writing! Thank you all the friends around the world for all the support ! No more excuses, I’m back and  will definitely keep on writing! Very Sincerely, Lily Tweet

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Capitalize the Economic Downtime– Finding That Perfect Piece of Jade

In such a economic downtime, we probably worry about the next month paycheck rather than a piece of jewelry. However, if you have extra disposable cash, to invest in valuable jade is probably a good investment. It’s a great time to bargain with the jeweler if you can let him/her smell the money. Recently, I heard a quite well-known jeweler has to close all the stores due to the sudden broken cash chain even though he still had hundred thousand dollar worth jewelry in stock. The “Cash King Theory” has never been truer now days. With the economic problems these days, it is important to maximize every dollar possible. Here you will learn where to get your best deals on jade and discover how to save time doing it. The mall probably should not be your first...

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Unlock the Secrete Meanings of Gemstones

Though they are sparkly, pretty and intriguing, gemstones from the dawn of time have served as talismans of good health fortune and prosperity. Used to ward off negativity in some form, each has their own properties and meanings. Below is a list of some of the most popular gemstones and there meanings: Diamonds The most sought-after gemstones, i.e., diamonds with the highest level of hardness property—10. Diamonds are also considered to be a symbol of infinity. They have been used as talismans to draw away physical ailments. Pearls Pearls have less hardness properties than diamonds and are created within the interior of certain mollusks. Pearls, in certain societies, are the symbol for purity. They have been considered to emit certain properties that create...

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Gemstone Identification: MOHS SCALE OF MINERAL HARDNESS

If you’re a fan of gemstone, there’s one name you definetely need to respect. Friedrich Mohs (1773-1839),German Geologist/mineralogist. Mohs, studied chemistry, mathematics and physics. He started classifying minerals by their physical characteristics, in spite of their chemical composition, as it was done before. He created a hardness scale that is still used as Mohs scale of mineral hardness. The scale goes from 1 to 10. Diamond is at the top of the scale, with a rating of 10, Talc is the softest, with a rating of 1. You can use minerals of known hardness to determine the relative hardness of any other mineral.  A mineral of a given hardness will scratch a mineral of a lower number. For example one of your fingernail(2) can scratch a talc(1)...

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