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Good question on after sales maintenance.

Due to different polishing techniques, the lustre of jade will last differently.  Poorly made ones will lose their lustre after 1-2 years.

In terms of maintenance,wash the jade item then wipe the jade with sheepskin. If the ambient humidity is quite low, then wipe the jade with a soft wet cloth to increase the surface moisture.

Don’t put the jade craft under the direct sunlight or spotlight too long. 

To take good care of your jade jewellery or art craft collection, there are following principle to follow:

1. Avoid hitting with other hard substance. Even if the hardness of jade is higher than normal stone, while sudden hit might cause very fine crack internally. This kind of hidden crack will climb up to the surface when time grows.
2. Avoid the touching with dirt or grease. If there is any dust on the surface, soft brush is preferred. Where if there  is any dirt or grease, you can use very light soap water. Do not use chemical detergent.
3. Preserve your jade separately in jewellery box to avoid scratching by other items.
4. Avoiding contact with perfume, chemical liquid, soap or sweat, because they will affect the colour of the jade. Jadeite and goat fat white jade are very sensitive to sweat and grease, it is better to clean it with soft cloth every time after the wearing.
5. Avoiding strong direct sunlight. The molecules of the jade will expand after heating, the structure will be harmed.
6. Over dry environment is also harmful, the jade will lose its water inside and its unique luster.

Lustre loss is usually significant only for coarse-texture jade items, where dirt can hide between the larger grains and accumulate a yellowish colour. If the lustre loss is really bad, I am afraid you will have to send it for rewaxing and polishing assuming of course that it is A-Jade.

Colour fading away in B-Jadeite cannot be regained unless you send it for re-staining.

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