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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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Chinese carving
Origin Determination of Dolomite-Related White Nephrite through Iterative-Binary Linear Discriminant Analysis

A technique for origin identification based on statistical analysis and LA-ICP-MS spectrometry.

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Nephrite Pendant
Nephrite Jade from Guangxi Province, China

Introduces the Chinese nephrite mine in Hechi and characterises the “band” and dendritic patterns found in this material.

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Gemmological characteristics of coated jadeite jade

Analyses the effects of coating on green jadeite specimens using DiamondView imaging, microscopy, spectroscopy and Raman spectrophotometry.

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Nephrite jade from Val Malenco, Italy: review and update

Analysis of 21 rough and gem-quality samples offers an update on the composition and properties of this pale green gem from the Italian Alps.

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Burmese Jade: The Inscrutable Gem
Burmese Jade: The Inscrutable Gem

The jadeite mines of Upper Burma (now Myanmar) occupy a privileged place in the world of gems, as they are the principal source of top-grade material.

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Identification of Bleached and Polymer-Impregnated Jadeite

Article, Identification, Jadeite, “Bleaching”, Polymer Impregnation, Jade Treatments

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Jadeite of Guatemala: A Contemporary View

Many deposits of jadeite have been found in Guatemala during the last two decades.

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Gemstone Carving in China: Winds of Change

Chinese master carvers have produced some of the world's most sophisticated gemstone carvings.

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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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