When looking at purchasing Ye Ming Zhu there is a lot to consider. We believe it’s important for anyone bringing Ye Ming Zhu into their lives to know exactly what they’re getting, and make an educated purchase. From our years of experience in the field and with several labs we’ve been able to defined the distinct different types of Ye Ming Zhu, and their attributes.
This serves as a quick reference to understand the specific differences between what’s found on the Market. We go over in our understanding of the different types in “What is Ye Ming Zhu”. Below you will also find many pictures.
|Origin||Found in ground||High tech lab||High tech lab||Basic lab or workshop|
|Hardness (MOS)||2 to 10||6.5 to 8||6 to 9||2 to 8|
|Brightness||Bright to dim based on the specimen||Extremely bright long lasting glow||Extremely bright long lasting glow||Based on specimen Dim short glow to a longer brighter glow|
|Toxic||Generally no, but possible based on specimen||Non-toxic, non-radioactive, food and water safe||Non-toxic, non-radioactive, food and water safe||Based on materials used it can be toxic, and sometimes radioactive|
|Elements||Rare earths mixed with a variety based on the specimen||Rare earths mixed with various elements||Rare earths mixed with various elements||Sometimes a rare earth mixture but most often polymer, plastic with zinc or other glowing agent|
|Molecular structure||Coherent structure based on type of specimen||Coherent tetrahedron and hexagonal structure||Coherent tetrahedron and hexagonal structure||Amorphous structure, not crystalline|
|Highlights||Formed inside of earth, unique mineral specimen, extremely valuable & scarce||Pure crystalline geometry, energetically charged, never pre owned, authentic, valuable and accessible||Pure crystalline geometry, sometimes interesting carvings or forms, valuable||Sometimes inexpensive, it glows, may serve as a way to tap into the Authentic YMZ energy|
|Downsides||Extremely expensive almost impossible to find, usually too delicate to wear, often pre owned and needed to be cleared||Can only be purchased as shaped or set gems, larger pieces can be pricey||Hard to find, when found questionable authenticity, pricey, often pre owned||Not the authentic crystalline structure, often weakening to energy, potentially toxic, can be pricey, often said to be “Ancient, Modern, or Natural”|