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A ruby and diamond choker. The center 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

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

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Buyers were checking the quality of a jadeite boulder
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Witnessing the 56th Myanma Gems Emporium

A firsthand look at this annual ten-day auction, where local and foreign buyers bid on jadeite, pearl, and other gem lots.

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The Glory of Green Gems

Green gemstones, which can uplift and heal our spirits, have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewelry.

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Multi-colored gems are superimposed on an image of glacier peaks.
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Gems and Minerals from the Subarctic

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe to explore gems from polar regions.

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Sawing bangle blanks from jadeite slabs
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Jadeite Manufacturing and Trading Hubs in Guangdong, China

Join a GIA team on a visit to the bustling jadeite trading centers of Guangdong Province, China. You'll observe a market understood by few Westerners, as industry leaders explain the intricate details of a gemstone that's also an integral part of the culture.

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Close-up of high-quality Shan Zi jadeite carving
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The Spirit of Jadeite Carving

During an expedition to China, a GIA team was introduced to the largest jadeite boulder being carved. This amazing blend of nature’s beauty and man’s artistry is an ongoing project to which master artists have devoted years of their lives.

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Guizhou Jade ornament
Guizhou Jade from Qinglong, China

The authors collect Guizhou Jade at the mine and explore the antimony deposit in Qinglong, China.

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Calcite showing phosphorescence.
Filled Calcite with Pronounced Phosphorescence

A sphere with a greasy luster exhibiting strong phosphorescence is investigated.

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Jade table screen.
Exhibition Review: Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings

Review of Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

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

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