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Eurojade - Le Spécialiste du Jade - The Jade Specialist


J.P. Alibert, a French engineer, discovered Siberian jade in 1850 in Onot valley, near Baïkal lake. A green colour stone, Chinese call it "spinach jade".

Siberian nephrite jade sphere and cabochons

Siberian nephrite jade discs

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Russians started to show interest in jade, and it did not take much time to the Chinese to understand that Russia had a very high potential. The Chinese used Russian jade to make splendid items at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century.

At the same time, the House of Fabergé started to make exceptional pieces for the czars.

Jadeite as well as nephrite can be found in Russia. A superior quality jadeite can be mined in Ural mountains mais difficult weather conditions allow three month exploitation and do not promote this jade.

It is difficult to trace jade as it is very often sold on Hong Kong markets as Myanmar jade.