The JADE thread!

Cyanide Rose

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Don’t we all! hahaha. I am still going back to the older pages of this thread and someone suggested they swap out their bangles every month so each one has their time to shine. I love that idea!
I agree. My problem is I never wear my Jadeite bangles as much as I wear my nephrite bangles. Although I do wear more Jadeite necklaces, so I guess it’s kind of even lol :smile:
 

crabapples

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I agree. My problem is I never wear my Jadeite bangles as much as I wear my nephrite bangles. Although I do wear more Jadeite necklaces, so I guess it’s kind of even lol :smile:
Jade is meant to be worn and nourished! Please show your jadeite bangles some love. Alternatively, if you don’t wear them much at all you can consider selling them to offset the cost of your jadeite necklaces a bit. I’ve always thought of selling the green bangle I have on now because it’s a bit big but I feel the positive energy from it and it’s hard to part with, especially since it’s my first bangle. I’ve only know bangles to be permanent so that’s probably why I never take mine off.
 

Cyanide Rose

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Jade is meant to be worn and nourished! Please show your jadeite bangles some love. Alternatively, if you don’t wear them much at all you can consider selling them to offset the cost of your jadeite necklaces a bit. I’ve always thought of selling the green bangle I have on now because it’s a bit big but I feel the positive energy from it and it’s hard to part with, especially since it’s my first bangle. I’ve only know bangles to be permanent so that’s probably why I never take mine off.
I would have to have many many wrist to do that lol. I also collect nephrite and Jadeite cabs and pendants. I do not sell them, so my children will have deal with all that as they wish :smile:
 

Alex B

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When they talk about water in a bangle, someone should keep this photo in mind - it looks absolutely wet!
I must say, thank you! Although I have to admit, the light in that Target was serving that day The 49 mm bangle is actually an oval. And the two sides are different colors. Here is the other side D1720492-703F-4686-B95B-5CDCD9DA4DFA.jpeg

Now, the bangle doesn’t always look like this. Most of the times, in the sun, it looks much greener. For example, like this.

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I still don’t have a name for this bangle, which is sad considering how often I wear it. If anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears.
 

Alex B

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Those here that are lucky enough to collect while living in Asia, is it hard or unusual to find icy/watery very translucent type A bangles? I would imagine going to a store to see them in person must be so much fun.

Jadeite is so unusual where I live that the other day I had a clerk comment on my jade bangle and I was in shock she knew what it was. I said, "thankyou! you know what this is!?" I didn't mean to be rude, just was amazed. Jade is very unusual here in rural Virginia. Asian population makes up less than maybe 2%. So thankful for the internet.
I’d say it depends. I don’t live where I can find Jadeite in stores. I have to get my bangles online. It depends on what you consider watery. For example, a very dark color bangle can be watery, even if it’s not very transparent. Most of mine are like this. I will always choose watery look and texture over color. However, I know some people that will only collect light colored watery bangles, because that is watery to them. Additionally, they will prefer translucency, which will also factor into the cost. A watery translucent bangle, will be very expensive, regardless of color. Everyone’s preference is valid, but many of my bangles would not be considered watery or translucent to other collectors, where as I do consider them to be watery and translucent. It works for me, as I don’t plan on spending a lot of money on my bangles.

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This bangle above I named Legolas. I got it for about 100 dollars, from allaboutjadecanada. To me this is watery, and in the sun it is actually translucent. But for others, I know they would not consider this bangle watery, or translucent. But for me it is enough, and at good price point. This bangle has the best texture of all my collection.

You will find MANY bangles like this. They are not uncommon. And they’re actually at very good prices. My problem is I can’t find many at my size.

So, the amount of money you will spend on a watery, translucent, grade A bangle, and how many you will find, will depend on what you find acceptably watery. You could spend as little as $100, or as much as $10,000. You also have to factor hairlines, root cracks, actual cracks, and scratches. For example. I’m ok with hairlines that cannot be felt with the fingernail. Legolas has that. But I know others do not like hairlines, or that the addition of hairlines does not make it truly watery. I’m ok with them as they bring the price down, and I don’t even notice them. It all depends on what you are willing to accept, and what you define as watery.
 
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Alex B

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Oh my goodness, how pretty! I love the stormy grey bangle and the fabulous icy finish. Just wow! Matcha is also pretty and dainty. I love her with the marled texture sweater. I'm glad your experiences have been positive and no issues with lines. I am jealous of your small wrists; I see so many pretty bangles in small sizes - You have so many options.
Thank you! It’s one of my fav bangles. I have to admit though, I’ve had the opposite experience with bangle sizes. Where do you find smaller ones? The only sellers that I see that have some smaller bangles are ultimate jadeite and allaboutjadeitecanada. I need 52 or smaller, and 52 is not as comfortable as my 49 mm bangle. I guess maybe there’s not that many as the extremes. I’ve seen a lot of 55 mm, but not many 60mm, or 50mm or less.
 
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crabapples

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I would have to have many many wrist to do that lol. I also collect nephrite and Jadeite cabs and pendants. I do not sell them, so my children will have deal with all that as they wish :smile:
Oh it’s so wonderful that you will leave them to your children! I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to come off as rude. I don’t have children so my thinking is a bit different.
 
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crabapples

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Thank you! It’s one of my fav bangles. I have to admit though, I’ve had the opposite experience with bangle sizes. Where do you find smaller ones? The only sellers that I see that have some smaller bangles are ultimate jadeite and allaboutjadeitecanada. I need 52 or smaller, and 52 is not as comfortable as my 49 mm bangle. I guess maybe there’s not that many as the extremes. I’ve seen a lot of 55 mm, but not many 60mm, or 50mm or less.
Kathy Jade has smaller bangles. Their selection isn’t as good as UJ though. Eastwind Jade also has some too.
 

crabapples

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I’d say it depends. I don’t live where I can find Jadeite in stores. I have to get my bangles online. It depends on what you consider watery. For example, a very dark color bangle can be watery, even if it’s not very transparent. Most of mine are like this. I will always choose watery look and texture over color. However, I know some people that will only collect light colored watery bangles, because that is watery to them. Additionally, they will prefer translucency, which will also factor into the cost. A watery translucent bangle, will be very expensive, regardless of color. Everyone’s preference is valid, but many of my bangles would not be considered watery or translucent to other collectors, where as I do consider them to be watery and translucent. It works for me, as I don’t plan on spending a lot of money on my bangles.

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This bangle above I named Legolas. I got it for about 100 dollars, from allaboutjadecanada. To me this is watery, and in the sun it is actually translucent. But for others, I know they would not consider this bangle watery, or translucent. But for me it is enough, and at good price point. This bangle has the best texture of all my collection.

You will find MANY bangles like this. They are not uncommon. And they’re actually at very good prices. My problem is I can’t find many at my size.

So, the amount of money you will spend on a watery, translucent, grade A bangle, and how many you will find, will depend on what you find acceptably watery. You could spend as little as $100, or as much as $10,000. You also have to factor hairlines, root cracks, actual cracks, and scratches. For example. I’m ok with hairlines that cannot be felt with the fingernail. Legolas has that. But I know others do not like hairlines, or that the addition of hairlines does not make it truly watery. I’m ok with them as they bring the price down, and I don’t even notice them. It all depends on what you are willing to accept, and what you define as watery.
Legolas is beautiful! I love the faint colour and yes, it certainly looks watery. I don’t buy what may be more desirable in the industry. I just get what I would really like, whether it be an unusual colour, or the energy it gives to me, etc.
From what I’ve read, in general, the more translucent the more pale the colour will be. Of course, there are dark coloured translucent bangles but those cost a house down payment or more!
 

crabapples

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I must say, thank you! Although I have to admit, the light in that Target was serving that day The 49 mm bangle is actually an oval. And the two sides are different colors. Here is the other side View attachment 5660397

Now, the bangle doesn’t always look like this. Most of the times, in the sun, it looks much greener. For example, like this.

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I still don’t have a name for this bangle, which is sad considering how often I wear it. If anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears.
Gorgeous bangle, Alex! What kind of names do you have for your other bangles? Do you want to name it based on colour?
From the target picture, I would pick the name Princess. The dark watery green is absolute royalty! But it may not look like this most of the time. The second photo reminds me of a lake, so watery with the blue-green. I might choose the name Bliss. The name means “perfect joy” and it surely must bring you that if you’re wearing it very often!
 

Alex B

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Gorgeous bangle, Alex! What kind of names do you have for your other bangles? Do you want to name it based on colour?
From the target picture, I would pick the name Princess. The dark watery green is absolute royalty! But it may not look like this most of the time. The second photo reminds me of a lake, so watery with the blue-green. I might choose the name Bliss. The name means “perfect joy” and it surely must bring you that if you’re wearing it very often!
Most of my names are pretty random LOL. For example, Matcha was named by my brother. He knows I’m obsessed with green, all things green. He very helpfully pointed out that I loved matcha, and that my bangle looked very much like matcha. And so the name stuck. Legolas was named that because the bangle has such an icy cold vibe, like elven royalty. Another one is named Weiss, and idk why. My brother named it Weiss, and it stuck. I’m actually in the process of getting him his own bangle. So most of my names are random. I quite like the name Bliss! I may use that. Thank you.
 

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I’d say it depends. I don’t live where I can find Jadeite in stores. I have to get my bangles online. It depends on what you consider watery. For example, a very dark color bangle can be watery, even if it’s not very transparent. Most of mine are like this. I will always choose watery look and texture over color. However, I know some people that will only collect light colored watery bangles, because that is watery to them. Additionally, they will prefer translucency, which will also factor into the cost. A watery translucent bangle, will be very expensive, regardless of color. Everyone’s preference is valid, but many of my bangles would not be considered watery or translucent to other collectors, where as I do consider them to be watery and translucent. It works for me, as I don’t plan on spending a lot of money on my bangles.

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This bangle above I named Legolas. I got it for about 100 dollars, from allaboutjadecanada. To me this is watery, and in the sun it is actually translucent. But for others, I know they would not consider this bangle watery, or translucent. But for me it is enough, and at good price point. This bangle has the best texture of all my collection.

You will find MANY bangles like this. They are not uncommon. And they’re actually at very good prices. My problem is I can’t find many at my size.

So, the amount of money you will spend on a watery, translucent, grade A bangle, and how many you will find, will depend on what you find acceptably watery. You could spend as little as $100, or as much as $10,000. You also have to factor hairlines, root cracks, actual cracks, and scratches. For example. I’m ok with hairlines that cannot be felt with the fingernail. Legolas has that. But I know others do not like hairlines, or that the addition of hairlines does not make it truly watery. I’m ok with them as they bring the price down, and I don’t even notice them. It all depends on what you are willing to accept, and what you define as watery.
Hi Alex, what a thoughtful post - thank you! Well, so much for my dreams of emerald bangles hanging from trees, and gas stations at every corner in Asia (kidding). Sounds like you have the same challenges to source bangles. I love the fine grains in Legolas. It has a lovely look on the wrist. You have a good point - this is so subjective to personal happiness and selection. My watery may not be yours.

Gojade seems to deal in many and in the selection has some very fine-grained bangles mixed in for a very good price. I am watching for one there that is opaque but smoothly homogenous in nature and uniform. I watch daily.

I very much like the bangles that have a fine grain and a good polish, which translates to watery to me. I do have some that are translucent, but also very much enjoy variety. Some of my bangles are cheap and make me happy. i just bought two on the way from Mats Alice (white nephrite) and Allaboutjadecanda. The one from Allaboutjade Canada is...crazy. Forget water, the wildness in this was irresistible. I also like flowery high contrast jade. I love greys and stormy bangles. In short, I think I have a problem that boarders on OCD and bangle hoarding.

HAHA ...names for this one? It was so crazy I bought it. Looks like camo for hunting. Not fine grained, but heck, quite interesting.
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I also wear very large size at 59 up, best in a 60. It seems most of the better jadeites are built for smaller wrists, leaving my big wrist decked in jadeites that are...tourist grade (to put it politely). Part of my interest is the hunt - finding unusual looks. Jadeites can be so unique. Anyhow, I do love this forum so much I start at the beginning often just to enjoy looking at everyone's beautiful jades.
 
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