I Know Everything - Chapter 628
Chapter 628: The good show is still coming.
Chen Huan thought for a bit before handing it back to the cutter, “Master, help cut out the best and greenest bit out, I don’t need the rest.”
“Don’t do it, boy, it’s not worth it,” The thin old man hurriedly stopped Chen Huan, “You can still gamble a bit like that but if you take it all out, what if there’s only a thin slice? Wouldn’t that be a big loss?”
“It’s alright, I can give it a try.” Chen Huan calmly replied.
“50k!” The thin old man quickly stopped Chen Huan again and said, “I’m giving 50k for it, which is certainly an honest price! Just like the people around, who dares to pay as much?”
Chen Huan looked around and saw the surrounding people had a regretful expression and obviously wasn’t ready to offer a price.
It seemed that his Jade Master’s skill was correct again.
“Alright, deal.” Chen Huan gave him the jade.
The thin old man laughed and thanked him before scanning his QR code and transferring 50k yuan to Chen Huan.
The next step was to open the fourth stone.
This Nanqi stone was only at the size of a grenadier so it was easy to shred.
The cutter still followed the previous method and peeled by thin layers.
After seeing no trace of jade, he added a little force and continued to peel.
Chen Huan couldn’t see it from where he was but another man from another position shouted.
The cutter only stopped when he heard the person and wiped around it to look at the jade.
The peeling revealed an opening at the size of a coin and a beautiful fiery red color came from that.
The people exclaimed.
Emerald jade was generally green but there was also fiery red jade and the brighter, the better.
This type of fiery red, although it was still unclear whether it was the best type, it was at least top-grade!
The cutter expected it before he started to peel from the sides and the opening grew wider until it was at the size of an egg that it stopped showing red.
But the rest wasn’t without jade.
It was white stone on one side while there was another situation on the other side.
The cutter let out a breath as he gently grinded a few centimeters before washing the stone.
The mud was washed away only to see the fiery red was even more and more beautiful.
But what amazed people even more was there was verdant green beside the fiery red.
“Fortune and Longevity!”
The thin old man who just bought the jade from Chen Huan blurted out.
All the others glared at that thin old man.
He realized at that time he said the wrong thing and maybe Chen Huan would misunderstand it, which would be detrimental to his future purchase.
But greed overcame his nervousness.
The thin old man stopped the cutter’s hand and said to Chen Huan, “Boy, stop the grinding, I’ll give you 500k for that, how about it?”
Everyone starred at Chen Huan, if he showed interest or bargained with him, they would all join in.
Chen Huan just smiled with his eyes and said, “It’s already worth 500k with just Fortune and Longevity, without it even worth more if it became Violet or Sanxing?”
Everyone couldn’t help but let out a sigh.
The other party also knew of Sanxing apart from the Fortune and Longevity, so how could he not understand.
The cutters started to grind along the green jade after hearing Chen Huan.
Little by little, the emerald green shined brighter just like the fiery red bit.
For such a large area, it was indeed very pretty.
The flat surface was exposed now so the next step was to grind to see how thick it was.
It would be a shame if it was just a thin layer.
But it would already be a treasure if it was as thick as a finger.
Double that and it would be able to produce five or six pendants. The piece of jadeite would be worth north side of 3 million.
“Stop the grind!” Another middle aged man stepped up and said, “Little brother, how about you give it to me for 1 million yuan?”
“How can 1 million be enough? 1.05 million!”
“1.15 million here!”
“I offer 1.18 million!”
There were no less than 30 people around here and they started to bid one by one.
In the end, the highest offer came from the thin old man with 1.38 million!
At this moment, the fat boss from the stall came over to take a look and said to the onlookers with joy and regret, “Look! Those were brought from my stalls and I sold this one for less than 100k! If I knew this, I would have come to open it myself!”
He felt regret and envy but he still had to spread his name out.
Generally, people who sold stones couldn’t cut the stone themselves or they wouldn’t have enough money to continue.
They had to endure it especially when people were able to get a big haul during the cut.
The end would be tragic if they couldn’t endure and ended up cutting all their stones. They could successfully get a jade out of this stone but could they guarantee another jade on the next? It was like gamblers going to the casino, they would always lose at the end.
The fat boss knew this so he loudly yelled so everyone knew that the stones came from his stall so the other could get good stones if they came to buy from his stalls!
Chen Huan remained unmoved with the offer of 1.38 million yuan.
He gave a nod to the cutter and said, “Please continue!”
The thin old man was getting anxious, “Little brother, don’t think it looks good now that it can’t be ruined, at that time you will lose the 1 million and it won’t even be worth 100k!”
Chen Huan ignored him so the cutter didn’t stop.
There were more and more onlookers and the jadeite was finally processed after half an hour.
It was indeed really like everyone first’ impression of being like an egg as it was a flat egg with around three centimeters in thickness.
The color of the lower half was also very good as there wasn’t any crack or any blemish and it was crystal clear. It wasn’t like glass but it was top grade and was at the perfect age, which was very rare.
Having natural green and red together also gave it another meaning.
To some extent, it wasn’t worse than pure emerald jade.
The people immediately started to estimate its worth.
Such a large piece of jade was the most suitable for a large piece of medals or pendant.
The elderly loved the Fortune and Longevity’s legend behind it so those who were rich would definitely be willing to spurge even if the price was really expensive.
The key point was there were very few stones like that so the price would naturally be higher.
“3 million!” The thin old man immediately shouted, “Little Brother, I won’t lie to you, 3 million is very fair, I…”
“4 million!” The middle aged man directly increased the bid.
The thin old man was feeling displeased, “Hey Little Shan, you’re going against me? How much can you profit with 4 million? Are you working for free?”
“I like the stone, can’t I?” The middle aged man laughed.
“Alright! You got guts!”
The thin old man’s face turned blue for a bit before he chose to give up.
4 million for this, unless they personally worked on the piece, the profit would be ten or twenty thousand max. if they couldn’t get at least 5% profit to spend so much capital on a stone, it was indeed not worth it.
The middle aged man smiled triumphantly seeing his defeated opponent so he turned to Chen Huan and said, “How about it Little Bro? Do we have a deal?”
He let out a sigh of relief when Chen Huan nodded in agreement.
The evaluation given by the system when he held the jade was, “A piece of middle grade Fortune and Longevity stone, with an estimated value of 4 million yuan.”
None of these people were real masters so he really shouldn’t look down on the estimation made by the system!
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