Canadian Jade is one type of nephrite; the hardness is about 6.5 degrees. Nephrite is Canada’s national treasures, each piece is weighed up to 4-5 tons. Whithin the 1980s and 1990s, China had imported hundreds of tons of Canadian jade from Canada, those orders of jades were in large volume, their beautiful textures, colors and other characteristics successfully made up for the lack of raw material supply situation in China.
Green Hetian nephrite is the most precious jade in Canada, its quality is much better comparing with the Xinjiang Manas green jade, Russian green jade, Taiwan green jade and other top quality jade in the world. Canadian Jade has been identified as Green Hetian nephrite or Nephrite.
As we all know, Xinjiang green Hetian nephrite jade and Burmese jade are the mainstream in Chinese market, but these two types are jades are very expensive since of shortage, there are not many people could afford it. Finally, Canadian Jades have become another choice for the jades lovers, it could satisfy the demand of the Chinese jade markets.
Canada Jade Rating
There are five levels in Canada for jade rating: C, B, A, AA, AAA. Different levels of jade are used for different purposes. AA and AAA levels are the highest quality of jade that owns better color and textures that used for making high-end jewelries. However these two levels of jades are produced much fewer than A, B and C level. AA level are produced under 100 tons each year, AAA level are produced under 10 tons only each year. A and B level jade are used for making high quality jade sculptures. Lower levels are used for decorating high-end residential buildings.