Spray of Flowers, the devotee, and the others stood excessively close to Ye Wanwan as if she was at risk of being killed.
“Boss Wan, I want this batch of raw stones. Is it convenient for us to trade right now?” Ye Wanwan turned to Wan He Yun.
“This… Miss Ye, don’t you need to consider it further…?” Wan He Yun sighed.
Wan He Yun said that although he really wanted to earn this money. If he could sell them at their original price, he would be able to clear his high-interest loans and even have some extra money for his operating fund. With this, his jade store would be able to operate steadily for at least two years or so…
But Wan He Yun could see Ye Wanwan’s situation very clearly.
Even he didn’t have high expectations for this batch of raw stones, not to mention the top management and elders of the Si family. In all honesty, just from the looks and quality of the stones, they were much lower in quality compared to Hui Cui Workshop…
“I don’t need to consider anymore. Is it possible to finalize the deal right now?” Ye Wanwan asked.
“Sure…” Wan He Yun nodded.
Since Ye Wanwan got the green light, she didn’t want to waste any more time and immediately settled the deal with Wan He Yun.
After about a minute, the transaction of this batch of raw stones was over.
As for Huang Shi Xin, he already proceeded with the purchase of raw stones from Hui Cui Workshop – the raw stones Qin Ruo Xi reserved beforehand were all bought by Huang Shi Xin.
Hou Mao Feng turned to Ye Wanwan and sneered, “Miss Ye, you’re actually so confident, huh? Why don’t you cut the stone up in my store – I can offer you the gemcutter from my store. I would really like to see what amazing stuff you’ll get from this batch of raw stones you bought from Wan He Yun!”
“Of course that’s fine, but forget about the gemcutter from your Hui Cui Workshop. If he cuts into my high-quality material, I’m afraid you won’t be able to compensate me.” Ye Wanwan laughed.
“Haha… you think you’ll get a high-quality material from this rubbish… Miss Ye, I think you didn’t have a good sleep last night and you’re now daydreaming.” Hou Mou Feng’s eyes were filled with disdain.
Ye Wanwan couldn’t be bothered with Hou Mao Feng and simply turned to Wan He Yun. “Boss Wan, please ask your store’s gemcutter to come over.” Chapter 763: A cut poorer, a cut richer
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Upon hearing that, Wan He Yun nodded and said, “Miss Ye, don’t worry about that. I’ll definitely get the best gemcutter from my store over for you.”
With that, Wan He Yun left Hui Cui Workshop.
At this moment, the crowd was discussing amongst themselves. This woman from the Si family might have suffered a blow to her head!
Even though this batch of goods from Hui Cui Workshop was expensive, they mostly had an open window.
This so-called open window meant that a small portion of the raw stone was polished off and through that window, customers could determine the color and some details about what was inside the stone.
The batch of goods from Wan He Yun was mostly a gamble – the raw stones hadn’t gone through any treatment and nobody knew what they contained.
One of them was a gamble with the highest risk while the other had an open window with a much lower risk. Nobody knew where this woman got her confidence from to the point where she was so certain her raw stones would definitely beat Hui Cui Workshop’s raw stones that had an open window.
While Ye Wanwan waited, Huang Shi Xin started to cut the rock open.
“Boss Huang, it’s opened!”
It was only the first raw stone and the gemcutter delivered good news.
“Boss Huang! Congratulations, congratulations! Fully green icy jade – it’s a great type with a good degree of transparency. It’s not too small either – you’ll be able to make at least ten bracelets and use the leftovers to make a couple of decorations! You’ve made a profit!”
The gemcutter had already cut the first raw stone open and managed to obtain pretty decent jade from it.
Upon seeing this, Huang Shi Xin was in a very good mood. Even Hou Mao Feng was filled with glee and the customers gathered around exclaiming in admiration as well.
“Hui Cui Workshop is truly Hui Cui Workshop – they’re truly the store with the highest probability of getting a green jade in H city!”
“Exactly, Hui Cui Workshop is our H city’s pride and glory!”
“Tsk tsk, this amount of money turned over ten times in just the blink of an eye! No wonder people said that gambling in stones makes you either a cut poorer or a cut richer…”
“I’d like to see what sort of material the Si family will be able to get from their stones!”
After seeing Hui Cui Workshop getting a decent jade, the crowd started to get excited and discussed amongst themselves.
At this moment, Wan He Yun hurriedly brought the best gemcutter from his store over to Hui Cui Workshop.
The two of them rushed over and immediately watched the great revealing of the raw stone Huang Shi Xin bought.
A hint of sadness flashed across Wan He Yun’s eyes and he looked at Ye Wanwan with worry.
The gemcutter who came with Wan He Yun was about 60 years old. Since the store hadn’t been doing very well, he hadn’t cut any raw stones for a very long time. When he heard his boss had made a transaction, he was way more excited than anyone else.
Every gemcutter’s dream was to cut open a raw stone that contained good jade.
“Hello, Miss Ye, I’m the gemcutter, Wang Hu.” The elderly man looked at Ye Wanwan and smiled politely.
“Hello, Master Wang, sorry to trouble you this time.” Ye Wanwan nodded.
“How about it, Miss Ye? Can we start now? Everybody can’t wait to see what amazing material you’re going to get from this batch of top-quality stones, eh!” Hou Mao Feng ridiculed her.
“Of course. The gemcutter is already here,” Ye Wanwan said plainly.
“Miss Ye, shall we start right now?” The gemcutter from Glittering Jewels asked Ye Wanwan for instructions.
“Sure, go ahead,” Ye Wanwan replied.
Following what Ye Wanwan said, the gemcutter started his job.
Xue Li, the group of experts, Hou Mao Feng, Huang Shi Xin and everyone else had their eyes glued to the raw stone in Wang Hu’s hands. Chapter 764: Seems like you’re not lucky
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Probably because he wanted to have a good start, the piece of rock in Wang Hu’s hands seemed the best among the batch.
Green ring with a black python belt – this appearance meant there was a high chance of getting a green jade inside…
Under everyone’s eager gazes, Wang Hu carefully polished off a small window at the top.
It was green.
Everyone’s eyes lit up…
Seeing that green color and transparency, it seemed quite promising.
Wan He Yun’s heart was in his throat. He hurriedly reminded the gemcutter, “Be careful! Cut from an angle at this position!”
Wang Hu nodded and continued cutting…
In the end, Wan He Yun’s face turned pale in the next second. The moment the knife went through, it was completely empty and everything was white with just that thin and small piece of green jade at the top.
“HAHAHA… there’s nothing inside at all – it’s truly a raw stone from Glittering Jewels Pavilion…”
“You really have to believe in the heresy even if you don’t want to, huh! I wonder why she acted so rashly and rejected Hui Cui Workshop’s stones and insisted on buying Wan He Yun’s unlucky raw stones!”
Everyone couldn’t help but shake their heads and sigh.
Having his store opened for so many years, Wan He Yun was already used to such situations. Especially in recent years, his store had very lousy luck. But at this moment, Wan He Yun was extremely disappointed.
“Miss Ye, I’m sorry…”
Just then, a shocking exclamation came from Huang Shi Xin’s side again–
“One more revealed! There’s one more revealed!”
Shortly after, Hui Cui Workshop’s gemcutter managed to get a good jade and it was a rare red jadeite.
Seeing Hui Cui Workshop getting two pieces of high-quality jade, the crowd was in an uproar.
The faces of those higher-ups and elders turned ashen as they watched the scene from Xue Li’s video call.
The cutting continued.
One stone after another was cut open. The harvest from Hui Cui Workshop was bountiful and Huang Shi Xin got his assistant to give out red packets to the crowd.
Meanwhile, over at Ye Wanwan’s side, the gemcutter from Glittering Jewels Pavilion and Wan He Yun looked quite upset. Up until then, they only managed to get half a piece of flawed yellow jade.
The results from Hou Mao Feng’s side were as expected and he sneered. “Haha, seems like you’re not as lucky as you said you were, Miss Ye.”
At that moment, Hou Mao Feng and Ye Wanwan only had one or two stones left – the outcome would soon be revealed.
After half an hour, the crowd was in an uproar.
Huang Shi Xin was about to start cutting the last raw stone he had. It was the raw stone from Hui Ka that Ye Wanwan rejected before.
That piece of stone had a small window already and there was a high chance it contained a top-quality jade…
Ye Wanwan also had two stones left and if she still didn’t get any decent jade, it would mean she lost all her money.
At this moment, even the gemcutter on Ye Wanwan’s side couldn’t help but stop cutting and look over at Hou Mao Feng’s side.
The other raw stones from Hou Mao Feng’s side simply served as a foil; the main highlight was actually this piece of Hui Ka stone.
“Boss Huang, what do you think? Should we start cutting this final piece now?” Hou Mao Feng didn’t even care about Ye Wanwan anymore. This piece of rock was more important.
Huang Shi Xin rubbed his hands excitedly. “Yes yes yes, please go ahead!” Chapter 765: Drastic increase?
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“Be careful – polish it off slowly!” Hou Mao Feng nagged the gemcutter.
The process of opening up the stone was exceptionally crucial – it could cause a good quality stone to be destroyed.
The gemcutter nodded. Even as an experienced cutter, he was still somewhat anxious.
Of course, he was anxious because of his overexcitement; if he managed to get a top-quality jade, his reputation would soar!
The crowd looked at that small window with a beautiful shade of green and they started commenting.
“This has the quality of a glass-type jade. The color is beautiful too!”
“That goes without saying! Jade has to be green and this is the shade of a green apple – the value of it is only second to an imperial jade!”
“If the jade comes out to be a nicer shade of green or an emerald green, even a small piece would be… tsk tsk…”
“A small piece? You’re kidding! High-quality emerald green jade is valued based on their weight; when I went to Hong Kong for an auction before, I saw a small piece for a ring that was almost auctioned at 20 million Hong Kong dollars! H city hasn’t had an emerald green jade for many years now!”
The quality of the jade was usually dependent on their type, color, and transparency.
“Type” referred to the jade’s texture and composition – the more exquisite a jade was, the more translucent it was. Some common terms used in the market were glass type, ice type, waxy type, bean type and more; glass type was the best. Apart from that, jade was also distinguished by the “old” type versus the “new” type. The value of the old type was higher than the new.
As for transparency, even though it was usually said that if a jade was good quality, it’d be more transparent, sometimes the transparency would be affected by the interior of the jade – meaning whether it was clean or cloudy etcetera. So the higher the transparency, the higher its value. For example, the glass type of jade had the highest transparency.
There were various colors of jade – sometimes, just a small color difference could have a price difference of over tenfold. Green jade was further divided into different shades such as emerald green, apple green, greenish-blue and more. Among them, emerald green, which was also known as imperial green, was worth the most.
So it was no wonder that everyone got so excited just by looking at the color of the jade.
Very soon, the gemcutter from Hui Cui Workshop started to cut open the jade…
The gemcutter followed the edge closely and cut the outer layer. Everyone watched eagerly and didn’t even blink, afraid to miss a thing.
“Water!” The gemcutter yelled.
The assistant next to him quickly took some water to wash the surface and the area that was cut was finally revealed to the crowd…