What Is the Value of Jade?

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The monetary value of jade varies depending on several factors, but jade-adorned jewels can sell for prices between $1,000 and $100,000, and this precious gemstone can fetch prices of up to $3,000 per ounce. The monetary value of jade depends on the characteristics of the stone, such as color and quality, as well as availability and supply in various areas of the world.

As with other types of stones, people who purchase jade want to make sure they are getting the best stone for their money. Jade is used in many ways, and is commonly found affixed to jewelry. Jade jewelry, such as bracelets and necklaces, are highly prized. These items hold economic and sentimental value for people around the world. The precise value of jade depends on several factors. One of the key qualities of the gemstone is color. Jade stones of the highest quality typically have intense colors that are vivid and radiant. Jade is frequently found in the color green, and ranges in color from dark emerald green to pale pastel green. Different shades of jade hold different values to people from one region to the next, and between different cultural groups. In addition to color, the value of jade is determined by the extent to which the stone is refined and treated, and who is selling it.