This jade collection came to me in an odd way from someone I tried to help. He contacted me on LinkedIn spinning a touching tale about working in his father's jade business and feeling ashamed that he was not doing well. I got him booked to sell his jade on a cruise ship from Hong Kong to Singapore. He turned down the opportunity saying that his father forbade him. Despite my telling him I knew nothing about jade, and not to send this, he sent it anyway. He has disappeared, and this jade has been in my safe for years. It will cost too much to have this jade tested, appraised, and certified, and most people in the jewelry district here in NY city won't touch it. Finally a jade dealer gave me a casual assessment of a suggested selling price which is far below the prices supplied from China. All I want is to get these pieces onto someone who will enjoy it, and I do not want to risk overcharging. So if you get the deal of the year- good for you.
Jade pendant. Carved in swirls called Essence. Lovely shades of bronze. The value given from China is $33,000, but without verification I can not post that, so I offer another suggested price in the listing, am giving you all the information I have, and charging the price given to me by a NY gemstone dealer.
- 2.25" x 1.2"
- $ 33,000.00 - Chinese Quote
- $1500.00 - NY City Quote
- $ 700.00 - NY City Quote
UPDATE: This may or may not be jade. I had a jade dealer look at them and suggest prices. Someone bought and returned this saying it's not jade. I am not a gemologist, and don't want to pay for official grading which will cost as much as I am charging for the piece. My suggestion... rather than buying this as the jade it may or may not be, buy it for the beauty and enjoy!
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