Products

GEMSTONE


Ethicly sourced BC nephrite jade.

INTRODUCTION

Working in close partnership with jade producers in B.C. Canada to provide ethically sourced material for a global market.

Take advantage of a suite of procurement, processing, and in-field technical services designed to mitigate subjectivity and inefficiencies, and encourage responsible resource development. We have projects and partnerships in all segments of the nephrite value chain; from exploration to grading, to lapidary services.

FIELD SERVICES

FIELD 
SERVICES

Unlock your next projects potential with a host of services specifically catered to nephrite placer and hard-rock resource development.

OUR PROJECTS AND
PARTNERSHIPS

We have several active projects in northern British Columbia at various development stages; from early field exploration to active quarrying.

We've partnered with local stakeholders and traditional producers to utilize reclaimed placer and hard-rock nephrite. Our unique model not only provides increased industry sustainability by unlocking capital, but also fosters best practices and encourages reclamation.

FOR MANUFACTURERS


Nephrite is our specialty. We offer a variety of grading and lapidary services specifically developed for jewelry and luxury goods manufacturers and retailers.

Our approach will allow you to incorporate jade in your products and leverage the stone's cultural significance, unrivaled demand, and timeless value.

PROCESSING SERVICES

Grading

Slabbing

CNC

There are no widely accepted standards of grading nephrite gemstone. Current practices are highly subjective and are largely based on supply and demand trends.

We offer procurement and grading expertise to ensure product consistency and quality. We work with clients and stakeholders to find and produce the perfect material for their unique products.

We offer pre-processing of thin section slabs to facilitate your jewelry processing needs as part of our lapidary services suite.

Each slab is polished on one side for ease of material inspection and selection. We see this approach as the future of jade processing; mitigating the risk and subjectivity commonly associated with jade manufacturing.

Thin Section

< 3.0 mm
(0.118 inches)

Jade's inherent toughness is equivalent to steel, allowing for exceptionally accurate water jet cutting of even the thinnest stone slabs.

Vancouver Jade offers CNC water jet cutting of nephrite at a maximum thickness of 2.5cm (1.0 inch).

MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

Composition

Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2

Structure

Monoclinic,
Interlocking Crystals

Hardness

6 - 6.5 Mohs Scale

Diaphaneity

Translucent to Opaque

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