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
Jadeite collectors world-wide eagerly search for the illusive translucent black jadeite, as it is said that no serious jadeite collection is complete without this rare and fascinating jewel. Black Jadeite of the translucent variety is perhaps the rarest color of jadeite jade and instantly becomes the favorite among all who own it. Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Jade Imperial Translucent Black Omphacite Jadeite Ja
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
16.4 ct. Violet-Lavender Jadeite Jade (Grade A) Blank-Cut Rectangle Chunk Gemstone with Gem Lab Certificate In today’s extremely sophisticated world, many types of man made treatments have developed in order to enhance the color and translucency of jadeite jade. These treatments can include the use of dyes and other types of bleaching chemicals, used to first to take away, and then to replace the natural color with more vibrant man-made colors. 16.4 ct. Violet-Lavender Jadeit
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