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Jadeite Jade Quality Factors

Learn about the factors that make jade so desirable.

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Jade History and Lore

Jade has been cherished through the centuries. To the Chinese it is the "Stone of Heaven".

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Faceted wurtzite
Rare Faceted Wurtzite

A stone submitted for identification is revealed to be the first wurtzite examined by the GIA lab.

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A ruby and diamond choker. The centre section is made of six strands of red pearls, framed by rubies and diamonds.
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Mughal Jewels Auction: Al-Thani Collection Raises $109 Million (£87.5 Million)

Collectors from around the world descended on Christie's Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence auction of the jewels from the Al-Thani Collection on 19 June.

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Jadeite boulder from Itoigawa, Japan
Japanese Jadeite: History, Characteristics and Comparison with Other Sources

Examines the sources, colour, texture and chemical composition of jadeite from Japanese deposits.

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Imperial Jade of Burma and Mutton-Fat Jade of India: Mining, Trade, and Use from Antiquity to the Present
Books: Imperial Jade of Burma and Mutton-Fat Jade of India

Review of S.K. Samuels’s Imperial Jade of Burma and Mutton-Fat Jade of India: Mining, Trade, and Use from Antiquity to the Present.

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The Museum of London’s Extraordinary Cheapside Hoard

The history and mysteries behind a treasure of jewels hidden during the 1600s, a window to the past being fully opened to the public for the first time since a chance discovery a century ago.

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Abstract Header from the 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology
Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China

China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.

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Jadeite bangle revealing natural inclusions
Jadeite Bangle with the Appearance of Polymer Treatment

A jadeite jade bangle is submitted for lab testing to investigate the possibility of treatment.

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