Amazon is cracking down on fake jade!

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Dear Seller,

Please be advised that your listings are required to meet all applicable legal, regulatory and policy requirements, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Jewelry Guidelines and the Amazon Jewelry Quality Assurance Standards. Recently, there has been an influx of “jade” listings on the Amazon website. All sellers using the word “jade” incorrectly in their listings will be subject to negative actions on their account, including and up to permanent removal of their jewelry selling privileges.

“Jade” is the collective name for jadeite and nephrite, and may only be used to describe those two items. Sellers should clearly state whether or not the jade is jadeite or nephrite. In addition, sellers must clearly disclose treatments, including both dye and impregnation. You may not use the word “jade” to describe alternative stones. Restrictions on the use of the word “jade” include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Afghanistan Jade (a form of the stone Serpentine)
• American Jade (a form of californite)
• Amazon Jade (a variety of green feldspar)
• Fire Jade (a form of opal)
• Jadeolite (a form of syenite)
• Jiuquan Jade (a form of serpentine)
• Mexican Jade (a form of onyx or calcite)
• Regal Jade (a variety of quartz)
• South African Jade (a green variety of garnet)
• African Jade (a green variety of a garnet)
• Andesine Jade (a form of andesine)
• Colorado Jade (a green variety of feldspar)
• Fukien Jade (a form of soapstone)
• Jadine (a form of chrysoprase)
• Korean Jade (a form of serpentine, bowenite, steatite, etc.)
• Mountain Jade (a form of dolomite)
• Russian Jade (a variety of serpentine)
• Swiss Jade (a form of jasper)
• Agate Jade (a form of the stone agate)
• Australian Jade (a form of chrysophase)
• Dushan Jade (a form of saussurite)
• Garnet Jade (a variety of garnet)
• Japanese Jade (a form of white agate)
• Lemon Jade (a form of serpentine)
• New Jade (a form of serpentine)
• Serpentine Jade (a form of serpentine)
• Vesuvianite Jade (a form of californite)
• Alaska Jade (a form of pectolite)
• Albite Jade (a combination of white albite and green actinolite)
• Feather River Jade (a form of californite)
• Indian Jade (a variety of aventurine)
• Jasper Jade (either jasper or serpentine)
• Malaysian Jade (a form of soapstone)
• Oregon Jade (a variety of either jasper or garnet)
• Siberian Jade (a form of serpentine)
• Xiuyan Jade (a form of serpentine)

Note that Amazon also prohibits the sale of any jade products originating from Burma (Myanmar). We request that all sellers review their products and listings to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. Please refer to the Amazon Jewelry Quality Assurance Standards for additional information,


Amazon Jewelry Support