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Interesting descriptions for "block" malachite

Posted by Russ Nobbs  
Russ Nobbs April 15, 2012 09:06PM
With the general shortage of banded malachite from Zaire to cut for beads and pendants the plastic "block" industry has been producing some fairly nice looking material that is all resin and dyes. While searching about the shortage of real material I came across these carefully worded descriptions of what I assume is the same resin material I find in China. It jumps from factual statements into that never never land of "new stones. " Enjoy!

What is Russian Malachite?

Russian Malachite V A New Stabilized Gemstone

1. Russian Malachite is a new stabilized gemstone material and its not real natural Malachite from African, its similar as New Jade is not Jade. "Jade" is either "Jadeite" from Burma or "Nephrite" from Canada, while "New Jade" is actually a common name in popularly used by the global gemstone industry, this is actually a specific kind of light green color Serpentine found in China.

2. The basic theory of producing this new stabilized Russian Malachite is very similar to the gemstone Stabilized Arizona Turquoise which is actually a real mineral gemstone with major minerals elements of Copper aluminum phosphate, CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)85H2 O & Calcium Carbonate. Since most of this turquoise materials are not compact in structure and pale blue not attractive in color; sometimes even close to chalk white color, therefore some gemstone dealers invented a stabilized system which includes injecting of color poly-resin into the cut stone or even to the raw material thru vacuum, high pressure & heating process to enhance the color and structure and such process is named as stabilization of gemstone, and thus they defined a common name as Stabilized Arizona Turquoise. Such Stabilized Arizona Turquoise name is seldom found inside major gemology books but its widely accepted inside the worlds major gemstone market.
3. Advance Jewel has created this new Russian Malachite by exclusive high tech production system and has introduced to the gemstone market on March 2009 at HK Jewelry Show and found this gemstone is widely accepted by the dealers and it should have a large market potential. Advance Jewel has spent many years and invested tremendous efforts to innovate this new gemstone, the main reason is that the genuine Malachite material is in big shortage of supply, especially the quality is getting lower and price too high, to full fill large dealers and designers projects has become very big challenge while this new substitute gemstone has nearly the same beautiful superior grade of genuine malachite, besides the price is so much lower than the genuine Malachite and its believed that the future market will be promising and Advance Jewel soon after the March Jewelry Show has offered this unique marketing gemstone to all the gemstone dealers to explore the marketing potential together and aims to bring gemstone industry with additional attraction and more optional choices to the demanding market.

New Malachite

New Malachite is a new stabilized gemstone created by Advance Jewel, this is a new natural semi precious stone found by our company and thru gemological check that it’s one kind of Chalcedony.

The basic theory of producing this new Malachite is very similar to the gemstone Stabilized Arizona Turquoise ; the stabilization process of gemstone is to enhance the structure and the color of the natural gemstone thru high temperature, injecting of color poly-resin under vacuum & final completion by heating, such process is to achieve an ideal stone for gemstone cutting, carving and polishing.

Advance Jewel has created this new Malachite with our cutting edge technological production system, our product department has spent years to innovate this new gemstone, the main reason is that the genuine Malachite material is shortage in supply, besides the mines mainly producing the low quality with high price.

New Malachite, a new substitute of Malachite gemstone, has nearly the same beautiful of super A grade genuine malachite, but the price is only one third or even less,

Russ Nobbs (Spokane, WA - USA)
Tim Jokela Jr May 25, 2012 11:17PM

Funny how one chump with a bag of chemicals, a jug of epoxy, and a ten ton press becomes a:

"cutting edge technological production system"

Hard to believe that malachite is so rare and valuable that it's now worth faking.. or do these guys not know that you can buy perfectly nice natural malachite cabs for a buck???
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