Chapter 29: Yicui Jade-store And Qin Yifan
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Gu Ning was satisfied even though she could only sell it at the market price.
She found an old jade store named “Yicui Jade-store” with a hundred years of history on the Internet. It wasn’t big, but had great fame.
Because the boss of this Yicui Jade-store was the head of the jade association in City F. The jade in Yicui Jade-store was also well-known for its good quality and reasonable price.
Thus, Gu Ning made up her mind to go to Yicui Jade-store which had a history of 100 years.
Though Gu Ning didn’t know much about Yicui Jade-store and she also had no idea whether it was as fair and good as those Internet users said online, she would like to trust Yicui Jade-store more than a common jewelry store.
She knew the value the jade anyway. If she didn’t get a satisfactory price, she wouldn’t sell it then.
The flagship store of Yicui Jade-store was in the antique market, but it also had many branches in many plaza.
Right now, Gu Ning was in a commercial building in the downtown. She decided to go to Yicui Jade-store later.
After the research, Gu Ning put her phone and the jade into her backpack and started to eat afterwards.
After her meal, she went straight to Yicui Jade-store.
The jewelry stores were on the second floor of the building. It took Gu Ning a while before she found Yicui Jade-store. Yicui Jade-store wasn’t big, and was decorated in a retro style. All the workers inside were in cheongsam.
The minute Gu Ning walked inside, a saleswoman stepped forward to her. Gu Ning had received a polite greeting as well, though she was a student. She now immediately had a high opinion of Yicui Jade-store.
“Miss, what can I do for you?” the saleswoman asked.
“What’s your best jade here?” Gu Ning replied.
“The best emerald we have is this one. It’s of great quality. The color is bright light green. Then we have this violet emerald. It’s very rare and we don’t have many jewelry of it. If you want, you can book first,” the saleswoman said.
“Do you have the King’s Green here?” Gu Ning asked.
The saleswoman was a little embarrassed, then said, “Sorry, the King’s Green is the rarest kind of emerald. I’ve worked in this industry for many years, and I’ve never seen the King’s Green in my career.”
“Then do you buy in emerald?” Gu Ning inquired.
The saleswoman was a little surprised now. She had no idea what Gu Ning wanted to do. Out of politeness, she still answered, “We do buy in some emeralds of high quality at eight-tenths price of the market price.”
Eight-tenths, that was fair.
“Great, can I see your manager here please? I want to sell a King’s Green of the size of a quail’s egg,” Gu Ning said.
“What? The King’s Green?”
A male voice sounded with amazement.
A good-looking man, who was around 25 years old and in a suit, strode towards Gu Ning from the door. He asked with excitement and doubt, “Do you really have a King’s Green of the size of a quail’s egg?”
Hearing the man’s voice, the saleswoman finally recovered from the shocking news. She called the man with great respect, “Mr Qin.”
“Yes,” Gu Ning replied.
“Can I have a look please. If it’s real, I’ll buy it at the market price.” Qin Yifan’s eyes were full of anticipation.
Though he couldn’t believe a student would have the King’s Green, he wouldn’t mind to have a look.
The King’s Green was too rare to miss.
“I’m sorry, sir. Since I’ve turned to Yicui Jade-store before you, I’m afraid I’ll only make a deal with you if Yicui Jade-store refuse to buy my jade,” Gu Ning apologized to Qin Yifan.
Gu Ning would like to sell her jade at the market price, but she had already accepted the price offered by Yicui Jade-store. She didn’t want to break the rule.
Qin Yifan and those workers in Yicui Jade-store were all surprised by Gu Ning’s integrity. She would adhere to the rules.
Everyone thought highly of Gu Ning now.
“Um, miss, this Mr. Qin is the son of our boss. You can make a deal with him directly,” a saleswoman introduced.
She smiled with sincerity due to her great impression of Gu Ning.
He was the son of the boss of Yicui Jade-store? Gu Ning was a little amazed.
“Nice to meet you. My name’s Qin Yifan. My father owns Yicui Jade-store.” Qin Yifan introduced himself to Gu Ning, reaching out his hand at the same time.
“Nice to meet you too. I’m Gu Ning.” Gu Ning shook his hand lightly.
“Then, can we see the King’s Green now, Miss?” Qin Yifan asked without ado.
“Sure,” Gu Ning said. She used her backpack as the cover to pull out the King’s Green from the telepathic eye space.
The emerald hadn’t been wrapped and packed at all. Qin Yifan and his workers were shocked again.
If this was a real King’s Green, wasn’t she afraid that it would be scratched?
Qin Yifan took the emerald then started to identify it.
Qin Yifan was born in a family of jade. He had grown up with all kinds of jade, and was an expert to some extent.
Though the King’s Green was rare, he had seen it before.
The King’s Green was dark green, which was the most valuable green color among emeralds.
Under the light, the King’s Green shined in a special dark green. It looked like dark blue sometimes, then turned into light green. Its color changed in different lights.
After a while, Qin Yifan was sure this one was the real King’s Green.
Qin Yifan was more than excited now. His hands were shaking even, “This is real. The real King’s Green…”
“Since it’s real, please give me a price, Mr Qin.” Gu Ning had classes this afternoon. She didn’t want to spend much time here.