Tian yi Jade factory
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nam d
Fountain Valley10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
I am not quite sure that this was the same factory my wife and I visited during the Viking Yangtze river tour in 5/2016 .
The factory was large, sumptuous with lot of expensive jades displayed on the shelves, As a novice in jade business, we relied on salesperson for the value of jades, the hand carving process, the warranty, etc...We were surrounded by a team composed of several salesmen, assistant manager, manager, and supervisor?!We were under a lot of pressure to buy things. The price of jade was quite expensive. We bargained it down to 1/3 of asking price. Finally, we were convinced by the tour guide that this was an unique opportunity to own a piece of art which would be hard to find somewhere else. We ended up buying a green, hand carved lion jade for >$US 9000. We got a certificate of warranty for for the genuinity of the product. This was a gift. The person we gave the jade to was happy and appreciated the value of the gift
We checked the same lion jade at online stores, and we found that they were not that expensive. The price was about 1/4-1/5 of what we paid for!!
Written January 15, 2019
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Ken J
Winnipeg, Canada1,121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
We like to take these factory tours because you learn so much about how they create such wonderful items.

The most interesting part here is how an artist takes one piece of round jade and can actually carve up to 7 different jade balls inside the original piece. It just seems impossible to do yet the Chinese do this everyday at the Jade factory.

We enjoyed browsing at the factory but didn't buy anything. We prefer to buy jewellery in our own country, Canada, where we can return the item if we are not 100% satisfied.
Written April 1, 2014
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Dennis0002
Herriman, UT645 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We were excited to go see a Jade factory and wanted to purchase some for us and some gifts. When we arrived they showed you a little on the quality of jade and some demonstrations of how it it carved. This was very interesting. Then comes the "showroom". They start you out trying to sell you the most expensive jade that they have, the prices were not discounted and I felt too expensive. Then set of tables goes to a lower grade and price. There are showcases that have some really fantastic items in them which was great to look at but no way to pack and bring back. They said that it could be shipped but if something happened in shipping what then? Overall I though that this place was nice to visit but not for buying.
Written November 3, 2017
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RichardandPutri
Canberra, Australia8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
During a visit to the Terracotta warriors museum we bought a cheap "jade" bracelet from a stall on the way out of the museum. Only cost $3 but looked so real and felt good, and the story about Xian jade is so appealing. But my wife and I were not surprised a few months later when it broke and we could see that it was made from highly polished, coloured concrete. There must be quite a big industry in fake jade, for there were hundreds of these bracelets for sale. Buyer beware!
Written September 13, 2013
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Hoquester
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
We had such high hopes for this place but unfortunately we discovered a few lies and trickery. We had one of the workers there show us around and give us a quick guide to jade types and quality.

We had a look at some of the high quality bracelets and were quite surprised at the prices, we knew the highest quality jade isn't cheap but we sensed they were prepared to take advantage of people's ignorance.

We were told that because this is a Government owed factory, all prices were exempt of taxes. I think this was just a clever line to fool people into accepting their prices. We were told any jade cheaper than this is definitely fake. Big statement unless you go and check every single piece out there to confirm.

The thing that really bugged us was in regards to a particular piece. It was a dragon that had a red faded look, at first we thought wow, but then realized that they had many of the same piece scattered around the store, but never displayed together.

I collected a few of the dragons and put them side by side, it looks like the pieces were all dipped in some sort of red dye to give them this effect. They all had the identical markings. I kept this information to myself and asked a senior member of staff about how the jade is red. They went on to give me a detailed explanation of how the minerals in the jade cause different color tones. This unfortunately confirmed that they are deliberately selling jade products, knowing that they have been artificially altered to increase their price.

I have no doubt that they sell very high quality products, but unless you're a highly skilled buyer of precious stones, you can expect to be taken advantage of.

I may be being unfair, but based on my experience, this is what I think.

However, if you're just visiting it to see the products, this place is very visually appealing.

In China generally, I think getting a good piece of jade for a fair price would require help from a friendly local who knows how things work.

Happy shopping :)
Written May 5, 2013
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Alexandria W
Perth, Australia2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Friends
While in Xian on 23rd October I went on a tour we were taken to a Jade factory where my partner bought me a jade bracelet with different coloured stones around it which we were told was made from 10 white carat gold. The bracelet broke after less than 2 weeks and when I got back to my home in Western Australia I took the bracelet to a reputable jewellers who informed that the bracelet was not made from white gold and would be difficult to fix it due to the metal used in it.

The bracelet was paid for by credit card and the name of the Jade Factory on the docket is Xian Tian Yi Xian Cn CNY. It is a big disappointment to our holiday to know that we paid a lot of money ($146.00 AUD) for a bracelet that isn’t worth anything. I have been unable to find an email address to contact this Facotry to complain so if anyone can help with an email address please let me know. I should have been more careful - buyer beware. Thanks
Written October 31, 2011
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andrewknight7
Hokitika, New Zealand188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Business
In July this year during my short vacation in Xi'an I decided to book a tour through my hotel that included The Terracotta Warriors,and several other places including the
Tian yi Jade factory.It looked like a good deal several great places in a day tour all for 350 CNY including lunch and being part of a tour group and it was.The Tian yi Jade shop was very clean and beautiful and amazing Jade products were on display for sale.
I bought a really nice Jade ring at a great price.A jade specialist from the factory/shop
gave our tour group some excellent and valuable information on Jade and on how to select quality Jade.A delightful place to visit in Xi'an for anyone who likes Jade.! Don't miss it!!
Written October 14, 2011
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michelleriggs
Montague mi68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
What an exciting visit. We were able to watch workers carve and polish jade pieces to sell in the shop/gallery. So many items for every price range. If going I suggest saving money to buy a jade bagel for the special lady in your life. It is an investment that can be passed down from one generation to the next
Written November 13, 2018
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SLT1962
Burlington, Canada917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Sinorama tours are sponsored by the Chinese government and they took us shopping a lot. This was a good place to go, typically Chinese, where we learned to tell better quality jade from cheaper jade, and I, too,paid for jade. It was fun to see really large pieces - it is truly an art form.
Written September 24, 2016
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gamevod
Berlin, Germany112 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Wasted time here as part of a tour. Ten minutes of explanation about jade, then shop. No carving while we were there. If you are not interested in shopping for jade, it is a complete waste of time. Have no idea if it is a good place to shop for jade, but cannot believe that the tour companies do not benefit from dragging people here.
Written September 22, 2014
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