Tag Archives: Jadeite

21st Century Jade – Renee Newman

Renee Newman shared her expertise with the DCGIA members, providing a comprehensive guide to jade. What it is, why it’s prized, and how it’s tested and valued. Ancient cultures prized nephrite jade for being stronger than other stones. Making it ideal … Continue reading

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Plate Tectonic Gemstones: Jadeite, Ruby, and Diamond – Robert Stern

Professor Robert Stern provided the chapter members with a a very informative discussion of how gemstones form in a variety of geologic settings. Plate Tectonic Gemstones – Geology 2013 Almost all gems of mineral origin form in the Earth’s crust, with … Continue reading

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Maya Jade-The revival of a gem revered by royalty! – Helen Serras-Herman

We were all inspired by Maya Jade-The revival of a gem revered by royalty! Helen told the story of the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec civilizations, as she covered her recent trips to Mexico and Guatemala, where she visited archaeological sites, … Continue reading

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