Wyoming Apple Green Nephrite Jade
Wyoming apple green nephrite jade is known across the world as some of the finest nephrite jade ever created by mother nature. There are many different grades of apple green jade and 2015 prices vary from $400 to $2000 a pound or more for true gem quality apple green. Generally the brighter the green and the fewer the inclusions the higher the price of the jade will be. Please take a look at the different pieces listed below and drop us an email with any jade questions you may have. We ship Wyoming jade all over the world and look forward to working with you.
Cut pieces of a 35lb Wyoming Apple Green Jade Rough
Found near Crooks Mountain, Wyoming in June of 2016 by Bob Scholl.
Photos were taken in a professional light box for maximum color accuracy. Many photos also have a white/grey/black strip for color reference. NO water or oil has been used in any of these photos. Jade is shown either polished or in a dry state. No faces on the 17.72 pound piece were polished.
Polished faces were done on a 6" Genie wheels which was challenging to say the least but at least shows off the potential in this apple green. Final polish was with ZAM.
Every piece is SOLID, no cracks and all have chatoyant threads suspended in the jade. Closeup photos show the darker areas are dark watermarking and not actual black spots. Most pieces also have small silver and gold flake inclusions that create an additional chatoyance.
As photos show, the brown and white plume inclusions are both translucent and will polish. Some of the plumes are quite spectacular and will create spectacular jewelry.