Group Discussion > U.S. Market and International Jade Prices

As a new wholesaler of nephrite jade (extracted from river bed, so it's river rounded stones) I am trying to find a competitive market price to sell it. Is there any source of cumulative pricing (over several years) for Nephrite Jade available?

May 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Jones
As much as you can get!

The quality and size of the stone really make the price.
You are not going to sell a 500 lb boulder at a per carat price. A really awesome hand specimen can fetch a handsome sum because it is both beautiful and portable.
How well can you sell the stone? One man in the biz told me the value is in the cut. I could show you a plain stone that you might toss on a scrap heap but once cut and polished could fetch you a tidy sum.
I have dealt with orientals who have said to me "This no good, How much?"
$25.00 a lb to $500.00 a lb
If dealing Jadeite you may be able to get as much as $500 a carat for top grade imperial.
Know your stone. Know your customer.
How bad do you need money?

Buena Suerte
Peter Lee
November 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Lee
I believe that good Imperial Green Jadeite fetches a lot more than that a carat.Today about $4500 and up a carat. Especially 5 carat and larger. The price is not easy to set since good material is so difficult to find.
March 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpeter