A natural jade is traditionally simply polished with beeswax.
There is a process to remove inclusions and impurities near the surface by bleaching or with other chemical, , this method should professionally be carried out.
Be aware this will decrease the value of your stone
Jadeite Jade, the most expensive sought variety, by the Chinese is found in Burma.
The most desirable colour is a rich emerald green, sometimes referred to as Imperial Jade.
Smooth evenly coloured pieces of this jadeite are highly prized and can be classified as precious stones.
There is also some fine Jadeite in the provenance of Guatemala, found in a variety of colours:
green and white, pink, brown, mauve, yellow, orange and lilac, In fact we are told it occurs in almost every colour.
Nephrite Jade is the old and true Chinese jade. It resembles jadeite but is slightly softer and has
A limited range of colours,
usually found in cut cabochon, round beads, or carvings.
Nephrite can be found in many countries, even the United States.
The Nephrite dark green shade sometimes so dark as to look black and others are now more common then Jadeite and is therefore less expensive.
Caring for your Jade
Avoid on bumping on hard surfaces as jade is delicate.
Protect from dust or greasy dirt. If tainted, scrub with soft brush and light suds, then wash with clean water.
It is advisable when not in use, to store your items in a box, away from chemicals and dirt.
It is also recommended not to expose jade to strong sunlight for long period of time.