What is Jadeite?

Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties, which feature prominently in ancient Asian art. Jade is known as an imperial gem in Chinese cultures. It is one of the rarest gemstones in the world and very popular around Asian countries.



Jadeite Jewellery
Pink House is offering type A Jadeite meaning they are 100% natural, untreated and not dyed.  So every piece is unique and different from the other. This is why it would also make a great accessory and completely unique to you as no one else would have the same type of pendant.


Jade may be enhanced and this is sometimes called “stabilised”.

We will refer to these as grades, but it is important to bear in mind that degree of enhancement is different from colour and texture quality.

In other words, Type A jadeite is not enhanced but can have poor colour and texture.  However, it is the most valuable and popular subject to it’s quality and colour.

Jade carving is one of the oldest carvings in China. The jade is processed and carved into a beautiful handicraft called jade carving.

In the process of making the craft, according to the natural colour and natural shape of different jade materials, after careful design and repeated grinding, the jade carving can be made into exquisite crafts.

There are commonly three main methods of enhancement, sometimes referred to as the ABC Treatment System:

  • Type A jadeite has not been treated in any way except surface waxing.
  • Type B treatment involves exposing a promising but stained piece of jadeite to chemical bleaches and/or acids and impregnating it with a clear polymer resin. This results in a significant improvement of transparency and colour of the material. Currently, infrared spectroscopy is the most accurate test for the detection of polymer in jadeite.
  • Type C jade has been artificially stained or dyed. The effects are somewhat uncontrollable and may result in a dull brown. In any case, translucency is usually lost.
  • B+C jade is a combination of B and C: it has been both impregnated and artificially stained.
  • Type D jade refers to a composite stone such as a doublet comprising a jade top with a plastic backing.
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    What Is Jadeite?