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Another question about jade...is there such a thing as jade plating?

I have this heavy jade piece. I also see there is a tiny hole in the "egg" which leads me to think this may be a veneer of jade. Both pieces together are nearly a pound. The egg is 2" X 1-3/8" and the "nest" is 3-1/4" X 2-3/4". This has that ice cold feel of jade and is a veneer enough to produce that coldness. It looks black into the egg thru that small hole..the same black as is on the bottom of the "nest".
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lexy143
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Re: Another question about jade...is there such a thing as jade plating?

in reply to dreams_of_italy
They aren't Jade, they are Malachite, the hole is probably just an inclusion in the stone.
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Re: Another question about jade...is there such a thing as jade plating?

in reply to dreams_of_italy
This is not jade. The stone is called malachite and the African country of Botswana mines a lot of this type malachite. You might google malachite to see similar banded green examples. of this stone
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Re: Another question about jade...is there such a thing as jade plating?

in reply to dreams_of_italy
Thank you. This is my wife's to sell. She was guessing jade and I was guessing onyx and we were both wrong.
Ron
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allopapallo
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Re: Another question about jade...is there such a thing as jade plating?

in reply to dreams_of_italy
Malachite is often mistaken for jade but easily recognizable by its wood-like or water-like patterns.
It is a copper mineral in a beautiful shade of green and you can admire a whole hall in the imperial palace in St. Petersburg, a priceless room made of gold and malachite (in sizes so big that it is unbelievable!).

Like this man-sized urn:
http://img2.photographersdirect.com/img/17480/wm/pd1004815.jpg

Daniel

PS: it wasn't so bad to be the Tsar! :^O
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