Jadeite – polished slices

These Jadeite slices are both from Itmurundy massif in the Karaganda Region of Kazakhstan.

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Polished Jadeite slices

Given how much fake 'Jadeite' and 'Jade' (often Serpentine) is on the market worldwide, I didn't actually have a category for the genuine stuff on the website when these slices arrived. I had a Nephrite Jade category, just not Jadeite.

However, I was lucky enough to be able to get these pieces from an old collection. It is unlikely I will stock any more Jadeite any time soon, especially from this locale.

These slices are both from Itmurundy massif, Krasnyi Oktyabr', Aktogay, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan, and were collected when the region was still part of the USSR.

Technically, they are a mixture - bright green Jadeite crystals sitting in grey-white Albite feldspar. The Jadeite crystals are prismatic and measure up to 5MM long, and there are some masses of a paler green which may be Jadeite or another mineral. It would likely require RAMAN analysis to precisely identify.

Our current (and probably only future) stock includes:

  • #1 - 85x26x8MM, weighing 45.3 grams. The rear is natural and has a sticker with the locale written on, although it is incredibly hard to read.
  • #2 - 104x55.5x14.3MM, weighing 183.8 grams.  The rear is cut, but unpolished. For any lapidarists, this slice could be cut in half depth-ways.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


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