Jade symbolizes good, auspicious and noble. Because jade is rich in minerals and trace elements beneficial to the human body, such as zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, etc., long-term wear of jade jewelry will allow these trace elements to penetrate into human cells to effectively improve microcirculation and promote metabolism. Enhance the function of the organs, so that the meridians in the body can be unblocked, thereby achieving the effects of preventing diseases, eliminating fatigue and improving human immunity. However, if you wear chemically processed imitations, it will not only have no health care effect, but also cause many harms to the human body.
The following 5 methods teach you to quickly identify true and false jade.
1. Check the color.
Examine the color to make sure it is consistent, not perfect or blotchy. You should notice some color variations throughout the stone if the jade is real. These are likely to be consistent, meaning that you will notice the same patterns throughout the stone. On the other hand, fake jade may have perfect coloration or could have uneven consistency, meaning that it looks blotchy in spots.
2. Check the texture.
Real jade has a smooth, bright color that reflects light like water.
Examine the stone's color to make sure it appears rich and vibrant.
If the color is dull or flat, it’s likely a fake stone. If it looks like there are air bubbles in the stone, then it is likely not real.
3. Do a scratch test with your fingernail or a piece of metal.
For a simple scratch test, rub your fingernail along the side of the stone to see if you can scratch it. As another option, use a pair of scissors or a knife to scratch the surface of the stone in an inconspicuous place. If the stone scratches, it’s likely not real.
Real jade is a hard stone, so it won’t scratch easily.
4. Do a cold test.
Touch the stone to the side of your face to see if it feels cool. Jade is naturally a very cool stone, so it will feel cold to the touch. Hold it against your face or neck to see if it feels cool against your skin. If it doesn’t, then it may be a fake.
If you hold the stone against your face for a few minutes, it still shouldn’t heat up. It should feel cold even if you rub the stone up and down on your skin.
5. Visiting a jeweler.
Let a jeweler examine your jade to determine if it’s real.
In summary, good jade is not difficult to distinguish, as long as you master the method. As a senior gemologist, I strongly recommend that you pay more attention when purchasing jade. Don't try to buy chemically-treated plastic fake jade.
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