Size and Weight: Is Bigger Jadeite Jade Better and More Expensive?
Jadeite is commonly measured in millimeters. When all other quality factors are equal, the value of cabochons, beads, and bangle bracelets increases with size. Small differences in size can make a big difference in value when it comes to top-quality imperial jadeite. In most cases, larger sizes of nephrite do not significantly increase its value.
The purpose can have such an impact on the value that a small jade item can be much more expensive than a larger scale jade sculpture. A Neolithic vessel called Jade Cong with sacred human and animal faces from Liangzhu culture, for example, is one of the most expensive ancient jade items.
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