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.
Unlock your next projects potential with a host of services specifically catered to nephrite placer and hard-rock resource development.
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.
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.
< 3.0 mm
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).
6 - 6.5 Mohs Scale
Translucent to Opaque