Burmese Jade is Jadeite to make jewelry and for sculpturing
|White Buddha statues made from Burmese jade|
|"Mutton Fat" transparency|
The mineral has a high price tag especially when a few parameters come together, that means emerald like green color, luster and smooth texture, translucency and no cracks. Because of the awakening of the giant across the border in the last few years demand is rising sharply since this is what ladies like and they have access to more and more money.
|Chinese jade is nephrite|
All old and new gems are nephrite
|Great artistic decoration|
|Pendant made from the mineral|
On the other side in the mining area in Kachin state they break whole jade mountains apart just see the pics at the left side. What is shown there is rather small there are other locations around 4 times bigger with dozens of mega truck bought in China operating.
|Trading at the emporium in Naypyidaw|
|Buddha sculpture shop|
|Pretty Burmese jade body decoration|
The gemstones are used for all kind of body decoration,
|Bangles for sale at Bogyoke Market|
Jadeite can be very valuable
|Laughing Buddha statue|
Some associate it with body decoration others with mysticism.
Extracted from the earth by mining and with very different levels of value, there are also fake items since everywhere where there is quick cash to be made the crooks are not far away.
no need to supportive materials. Sometimes Buddha statues are decorated with ruby and gold dust.
The color spectrum is wide,
Stores selling genuine material are many at the Bogyoke market in Yangon, the premier bazaar in the country and Mandalay the manufacturing center with plenty of workshops.
The market mentioned above is a fabulous oriental shopping mall for all kind of precious stones, handicrafts, artworks, Buddha sculptures and items such as "paintings", antiques and plenty other.
This market has probably the highest density of jadeite stores in the world, here is more about.
Considering some billion people across the border who like the gems.
|Created as a lavender and green bracelet|
|Cheap Burmese Jade Jewelry|
In the beginning of 2011 a Chinese state enterprise bought a huge load for several hundred millions of dollars, they cut and carve them in China. Since Burma is not used to absorb such a large dollar sum the currency market in Rangoon went crazy and finally the local currency, the Kyat, went up almost 30% to the dollar. The result was their export products became to expensive. Still today (2013) jadeite prices are about 2-3 times higher than 2011.