The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 65.1
Chapter 65: Purple and Gold
The whole stone cutting area suddenly boiled, and almost everyone who heard of the very strongly colored violet jade rushed towards the cutting area.
Even the people who were cutting their stones set down their jadeite one after another, and rushed towards Lin Luo and the others.
Fortunately, the public security personnel who had come to maintain order had not yet left. At this point they were able to form a human wall in time to stop the emotional crowd, but they knew they wouldn’t be able to hold the people back for long without help.
Seeing that more and more people came, the captain of the public security team had used his quick thinking to send help messages to the garrisons on the periphery of the open auction asking them to come over and help control the scene, and also notified the open auction door. The staff there closed the entrance to prevent the influx of more people.
In fact, Xing Mo wanted to put away this jadeite directly and then leave the area immediately with Lin Luo, but there were too many people in the stone cutting area. Not to mention those who continued to trickle in over time from the outside when they got the news. It was likely that there were more than a thousand people in the stone cutting area altogether between those who were cutting their stones and those who had gathered there to watch the excitement. It was very difficult to squeeze out, and could even provoke backlash from the people who had come to see the rare jade in person. If it were to cause more chaos it would simply not be worth it.
Xing Mo looked around, and after seeing Ling WenHua and others scattered among the crowd in a low-key manner, he felt a little more at ease. With the military trained ability users scattered among the crowd, if something were to happen they would be able to take action in time. Additionally, the human wall of security personnel had been able to take control of the situation on their end, so for the time being they were not in any danger of being mobbed.
Xing silently stood on Lin Luo’s right side. If something really happened, he would be able to protect him in time.
Lin Luo didn’t look at the crowd at all. He held down the grinding wheel and continued to grind away at the stone.
As the window where the gambling stone was ground became larger and larger, the purple jade with its mysterious and noble color finally lifted its hazy veil, revealing its true charm.
“Oh my God…? Could this be…” He Kun stood on Lin Luo’s left hand, the closest distance, and saw the full view of the jade exposed in the window at a glance. His eyes widened in shock.
“Glass, glass…” Xu Jian hugged his head with his hands in disbelief, and was so shocked that he was a little stuttered.
“Yes! It’s glass clarity! It’s a violet glass jade!” Zhao XiaoLei’s excited cheeks flushed, and he was short of breath. He didn’t want to cause more confusion.
The beautiful purple jade was pure and delicate in texture, free of impurities or cracks, clear and transparent, and glossy and smooth. It was definitely the peak of existence in jade.
“What?! Glass violet?!” It wasn’t Zhao XiaoLei who shouted, but the people behind him.
The crowd went completely crazy at once, and squeezed forward again.
Violet jade is already extremely rare. The piece Lin Luo cut had quality that had reached the level of glass, and the color was so intense that it was extremely rare. It’s needless to say more.
Most people will never see such top-quality jadeite even once in a lifetime! It definitely has a maddening charm.
Fortunately at this time Ji MingYu, the vice president of the Vermi Branch of the Stone Gambling Association who was stationed in the open auction, finally arrived after having receiving the news. He came and brought with him the many staff members of the gambling market, all of whom maintained order together.
As soon as Ji MingYu entered the cutting area, he found a step and stood up. Holding a loudspeaker in his hand, he shouted to the crowd, “Don’t squeeze! The jade is not done being cut out yet! Be careful to hurt the jade! Please remain orderly and do not crowd so as to avoid accidents.”
The Stone Gambling Association has a strong credibility in the empire, so people finally calmed down after listening to his words and seeing him wearing the uniform of the Stone Gambling Association.
Seeing that the situation stabilized, He Kun and others were relieved.
Lin Luo, on the other hand, focused all his attention on the jadeite. He carefully controlled the grinding wheel to grind away at the stone.
When the grinding wheel was no longer the best option for removing the jade, Lin Luo replaced the grinding wheel with the chrome knife and started to cut the along the edge of the window.
The stone layer was too thick and had to be cut off. If he continued to grind it little by little with the grinding wheel, he might be standing there forever. However he was still afraid of hurting the jade flesh inside, so he didn’t dare to cut too deep. After only cutting along the outline he had ground out, he went back to the grinding wheel again.
When Han XinYuan heard that Lin Luo’s jade had revealed a violet glass jade, he couldn’t help but laugh bitterly. If he had known that it was such a top-quality jade, he would never have been so conservative when he filled out the bid form…
Han XinYu looked in Lin Luo’s direction blankly. This piece of jadeite that he overlooked but made his brother especially valued had actually hidden such a superb jade! His couldn’t help but feel that his brother’s ability to bet on jadeite was far above him…
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