Group Discussion > How to value type B jadeite?

Hello. I am currently in a gems and jewelry appraisal course. My current assignment is to write a research paper on "How to establish value on Type-B jadeite."

I have read several articles etc. that state that a Type-B jadeite item is worth about 1/10 that of a Type-A identical item.

But how is the value established?

Any thoughts on this topic are appreciated.

Best Regards,
Joseph
March 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph Bloyd
dear joseph...i believe in the practicle application of day to day sales your 1/10th value of type B dyed jadeite vs. type A would be a reasonable sum...however if one goes into the imperial green, or the lavenders and yellows, i would think the correct numbers for the those type a jadeites would be considerably higher... david
March 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdavid fredericks
Dear Joseph

Commercial jadeite Type "B" is not worth to be appraised since the beauty of jadeite can be felt only in natural stage.

Chinese consider aliveness ( Chi ) of jadeite most valuable. Even in Type "A" Hue in many jadeite are considered DEAD naturally by presence or influenced of Lavender Jadeite Color.Not to mention something which is bleached by acid and then impregnated with polymer resin.
April 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJawaad
jawaad...try to buy real lavender jadeite in china and tell us how "chi" the real price is...smile... david
April 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdavid fredericks
Dear Dave

after reading some treads, I realize that u r such a knowledgable man in Antiques and Chinese Old Jade. I'm from Myanmar (Burma)but with no knowledge about Antiques. I have some antiques from Burma which I got from locations very close to China. Is Tucson your permanent home?

Rgards
Jawaad
April 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJawaad
hey jawaad...yes tucson is now my permanent home...thank you for your kind comments, and jade is truly my first love...you were right about the clarity of type a jadeite, but even a type b bangle has some small value...but actually the archaic nephrite jade is my grandest passion...those items over 2000 years old are my true specialty and love...best of luck in myanmar on your acquisitions... david

April 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdavid fredericks
a doctor that my mom works for brought me back from guatemala a hand carved jade mayan temple about 3 to 4 inches tall and 2 and a half inches across it is i believe jadeite and i was wondering the value of this beautiful piece of jade.
June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel
What I have heard is that whereas a top-end Type A "Imperial Green" ring-size cabochon can sell for $1 million or so, in Burma low-grade WHITE jadeite is crushed and used for roadfill. Since Type B is merely white jadeite that has been chemically processed, I would think its value is more toward the "roadfill" end.
September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric H.
Hi Dave, I have a very, very old antique jadeite bangle bracelet with bright apple jade spots, somewhat deeper nephrite spots, and some yellowed areas around the edges, from what I glean is about 2,000 years of wear. It's mottled, but it's all transluscent and still bright. People who are Chinese tell me that it's extremely unusual and rare. It's convex both on the inside and the outside, though it has a soft outside edge all around. It is unusually gorgeous. I bought it in an antique store, many years ago. Could you tell me, how would I get this honestly appraised? I may need to sell it, and I must find it's worth. I know that you must be very busy--and so your help is so very much appreciated! I love jade, and I will hate to let go of this bracelet. But I may have to sell it, to put my daughter through school. My Very Best to you~Erica
November 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica
First, have it confirmed by a lab such as GIA. You will know if it is treated or natural. Second, you could compare prices for Jade bangles on the market from large well known companies. This is not easy because of the complex nuances involved, learned from actual experience and handling of actual jadeite. For example pitch testing for texture and quality. Lastly, you could have an appraisal by a dealer who is aware of the current pricing.
March 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpeter