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Both showers are out of commission.. iiick..

Am looking at a lot of 10 magatama on eBay. They are made of white jade.. this makes me curious. Have not encountered white jade before, only green. The green jade tends to break around us.. literally, it just shatters after a while. Doesn't have to hit anything. A jade ring broke within an hour of putting it on. Some jade chopsticks shattered inside the box, without being moved, just while sitting in a safe corner nearby the bed, never used. Things like that..

Jade is so nifty though.. what are the differences with white jade? Would it be worth picking up this lot, you think? And would someone want the remaining pieces if any do break? ee

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stardansr
Aug. 7th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
dang, solo beat me to it.

:)
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
ee.. 'kay. If it breaks, I'll replace it. But it's good to know it's actually different type of stone I wasn't aware of.. maybe it'll be interesting. (^*^) "Imperial Jade" appears to by the one am not good with, mya? hee.. interesting
aekiy
Aug. 7th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
Woops, hey, guess who that was? ee
hasufin
Aug. 8th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
I wouldn't worry much about Imperial Jade... isn't that the stuff that costs more than gold and is only available from one mine in... Indonesia?
aekiy
Aug. 8th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
According to the seller, "Imperial Jade" is jadeite. According to the wikipedia, there are really only two types of jade; nephrite and jadeite. Somebody bought me a jadeite ring and set of chopsticks, as well as a nice jadeite bracelet for herself, so am guessing it does not cost more than gold.
hasufin
Aug. 8th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
Some quick googling suggests that the rare form of jade I was thinking of - which apparently is expensive but not *that* expensive - is the jadeite mined in Myanmar, which is considered to have the best mineral quality.

Here's a page about jade


It seems to me like the government of Myanmar has come up with a system by which the price of their jadeite is guaranteed to be ridiculously high, without them having to be directly involved in the refining or retail. Any jadeite dealer will have to buy numerous boulders, lest they find themselves without any jadeite for the year. In order to compensate for the bombs, they have to charge even more for the successes.
aekiy
Aug. 8th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
Aha.. well tha's a kooky system. Thank goodness not all jade costs quite that much.. it's such a nice material. (^*^) Even if I do tend to be unhealthy for it.. ee
rhiannasilel
Aug. 7th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
Should have read this post earlier, because I'm leaving for work in 2 1/2 hours. Had I read the post earlier, I would have said you can always come up here and shower as I have the place to myself.
aekiy
Aug. 7th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
Aa.. hee, well that's alright. The shower should be available by the time I get home (and then it'll prolly be straight to bed with me).

Although I may be interested in some of those comics.. so maybe will have to arrange coming up there sometime. (^*^)
silvaerina_tael
Aug. 8th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... I read the article, and it stated that they are the variety of Jade called nephrite, not jadite. Jadite is the extremely pale/bright green flecked/streaked almost translucent stone. Sometimes it also has violet in it. This is by far the most valuable.

It can also be artificially manufactured. This can be identified by the relitively flawless quality of the stone, which is rare in nature.
aekiy
Aug. 8th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
Yes.. this is why am curious to see how this works with me. :noddle: Will see..
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