For years, we couldn't master this multi-layered jewel with so many uses, definitions and colors. Jade can be found at different prices for different rarities. One of the first national sources of stone were the White Jade (Yurungkash) and Black Jade (Karakash) rivers, near the city of Hetian (; a). The biggest auctions in the world focusing solely on lade are the jade auctions in Myanmar and the jade auctions in China.
From a mineralogical point of view, the value of jade also depends on the mineral composition, whether the jade is represented by nephrite or jadeite minerals. Later, after the looting by the British and French armies in 1860 of the Summer Palace in Beijing, where many Chinese jade objects were stolen and then headed to Europe, Damour re-analyzed the jade. However, today, colorless transparent jade called icy jade has become very popular among younger consumers. Although nephrite jade is the original skystone from China, fine jadeite, as shown here, is the most coveted jades in today's Chinese community.
Culture and history have a significant influence on the jade market and on the perception of jade as a gemstone. The most valuable type of jade is imperial jadeite jade, which has a bright green, semitransparent and evenly distributed coloration. Both are highly praised, but because of the better qualities of the mineral jadeite, jadeite jade is more valuable than nephrite jade.