Why NOT to buy Fake Jade: The Harmful properties of treated jade
When most people think of jade, they think of a beautiful green stone that is prized for its color and rarity. What you may not know is that there are different types of jade, including jadeite and nephrite. Both of these types come in many colors, but the most popular type is green jadeite. You may also be surprised to learn that not all jade is created equal. There are a number of treatments that can be applied to jade to enhance its appearance, but not all of these treatments are safe or permanent. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of treated jade and why you should avoid buying it
Treatments Jade usually under go to be treated
These are just a few of the most common treatments that are applied to jade, and each one comes with its own set of risks. For example, bleaching jade can cause it to become brittle and more prone to breaking. Dyeing jade can also cause the color to fade over time, and impregnating jade can actually change the structure of the stone. In addition to these risks, treated jade is also much less valuable than untreated jade. So, not only is it dangerous to buy fake jade, but it's also not a wise investment.
Treated jade are referred to as B grade, C grade jade, Or B+C grade jade.
B Grade jade is jade that have been "bleached" acids that allows the chemicals to seep into the cracks of the gem and then heated to 110 Celsius to let the chemical work. And the final product is something that is more translucent, less inclusions and more even coloring . You can see why this is done, as it does make the jade "prettier" for a short period of time. But over time, the chemicals will eat away at the jade and cause it to become brittle and eventually break.
C grade jade is commonly dyed green or other colors that are not its natural color. They use harsh chemicals and heat the stone to set the color. However, over time these dyes might fade and the true color of the stone will be revealed.
Dyeing Jade is something that has been done since ancient times, and while it may make the stone look more attractive in the short term, it significantly reduces its value over time.
In conclusion, we would encourage you to avoid buying treated jade. Not only is it dangerous to your health, but it's also not a wise investment. If you're looking for a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry, be sure to shop at Real Jade Co, where we only sell authentic, untreated jadeite jade. Guaranteed. Thanks for reading!
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