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==Enhancements==
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Common enhancements to jadeite:
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* Fracture filling - wax - conceal cracks and fractures
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* Coatings - wax - to improve luster
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* Staining - color improvement through dyes
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* Bleaching - removes stains
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* Polymer impregnation - improves luster and conceals bleaching

Revision as of 13:56, 21 December 2007

Jadeite
Chemical composition NaAl(SiO3)2
Crystal system Monoclinic
Habit Polycrystalline
Fracture Flintery
Hardness 6.5 -7
Specific gravity 3.30 - 3.37
Lustre Greasy to vitreous

Enhancements

Common enhancements to jadeite:

  • Fracture filling - wax - conceal cracks and fractures
  • Coatings - wax - to improve luster
  • Staining - color improvement through dyes
  • Bleaching - removes stains
  • Polymer impregnation - improves luster and conceals bleaching