Everything in Myanmar seems to have an indissoluble bond with gems and jade. Although Myanmar is not a rich country, it is an important source of gems and jade in the world.
In the appreciation of jade collection, “single pursuit of color is the biggest misunderstanding of many jade lovers.” Zhong Zhiming believes that it is good for jade to have color, but in addition to color, there must be good stone types and good carvings. One is indispensable. If there is a good color, a good type of stone, and no good carving, it will have a destructive effect on the jade. Some people have a good piece of jade, but they can’t find a good one to carve it. The effect of carving is not good. If a piece of jade is originally worth 100,000 yuan, at most it can only be sold for one or two because of the good stone type and color tone. Ten thousand yuan. But if it is a beautiful stone, the carve is good, the price can be doubled. So when you buy a thing, you should consider the stone type, color, and carving work.
According to reports, Myanmar has abundant gemstone reserves and various types, including jade, jade, ruby, sapphire, diamond, amber…everything. Burmese jade is divided into A, B, and C goods: A goods are natural jade, without any artificial chemical treatment, it is the best jade. Goods B is that the jade itself is not transparent enough, and the seller uses chemical methods to make it transparent. Zhong Zhiming said that if some jade is excellent in all aspects, if it has a transparent effect and does not cause much damage to the stone, it is a good B product, and the price is not cheap. Goods C is to catch people’s liking for green jade, face jade that is not green enough, artificially add some colors to it, and adjust the hue of the whole jade better. In addition, there are B and C goods, which are jade that has been dyed and transparent, which is the least valuable jade.
It is understood that in the “2011 Jade and Jewelry Sale”, nearly 10,000 merchants from all over the world and locals participated in the bidding. About 21,500 batches of jade and jewelry were finally sold through the auction. Both the participating merchants and the transaction volume reached the highest level in history. The turnover exceeds 2 billion euros, and most of the buyers are from mainland China and Hong Kong. The north-central region of Myanmar is an area where top gems are produced concentratedly. Therefore, in addition to large cities such as Yangon and Mandalay, many gemstone transactions occur directly at the source of stone. When it comes to the masters of stone selection, there is no one better than the buyers who have been involved in “betting on stone” transactions all year round.