The following series of 3 videos are a look into a secret culture that few have explored in-depth. My path follows the search for the elusive translucent black Omphacite-Jadeite gemstones of Myanmar. Traveling with my Burmese translator and Burmese Black Jadeite expert, we scan the Mandalay Jade market leaving no stone unturned. Our search often leads us to low quality, high priced rough with little to no visible windows. Once in a while however, you can find high quality pie
The exceptional rarity of perfectly clear, translucent black omphacite-jadeite is beyond calculation considering the various natural factors needed for its formation. Translucent black omphacite-jadeite formed around 300 million years ago, deep below the earth’s surface where the ancient ocean seafloor plunged into the earth’s deep mantle creating ultra high pressures in the process known as Oceanic Plate Subduction. As a result of the ultra high pressures at these extreme de
This omphacite-jadeite color is actually not black, in reality it is just such a dark green from the trace elements mainly chromium and iron. This allows it to absorb blue and orange visible light, allowing only the black color to be seen by the naked eye when viewed under reflected lighting conditions. Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade Imperial Translucent Blac
What Is Translucent Black Jadeite?
This is an extremely rare and expensive type of jadeite known in the Hong Kong and Chinese markets as “Inky Jade” or “Mexican Green”. Rough Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade This stone is special for many reasons most importantly for its extreme rarity and beauty, which makes it one of the most desirable stones to possess for both investment and collection purposes. Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade The extr
Hundreds and hundreds of years ago, the treatment of gemstones has existed. Currently, many of the treatments are still being used. Treatments of the gemstones bring some Broadway changes in the gemstone itself or in clarity. Heat Treatment: Ruby Gemstone is heated at a very high temperature to change its appearance. Surface diffusion Heating: At a very temperature in presence of coloring agents for allowing chemicals to penetrate into the stone. Fracture filling: Stones are