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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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Jadeite boulder from Itoigawa, Japan
Japanese Jadeite Tables

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

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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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Jade History and Lore

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

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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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Jadeite Jade Quality Factors

Learn about the factors that make jade so desirable.

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Abstracts; Spring 2010

This article, from the Spring 2010 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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Jade Care and Cleaning Guide

Learn about jade's durability and how to care for your jade jewelry.

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Nephrite Jade from Guangxi Province, China

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

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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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