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    Introducing…

    Jade • A Gemologist's Guide

    edited by

    Richard W. Hughes

    featuring contributions from…

    Ahmadjan Abduriyim • Dale Blankenship • George E. Harlow • Eric J. Hoffman • E. Billie Hughes • Richard W. Hughes • Jiang “Chris” Chenglong • John I. Koivula • Nikolai Kouznetsov • Liu Yicen • Kirk Makepeace • Jeff Mason • Dominic W.K. Mok • Qi Lijian • Mary Lou Ridinger • Donn Salt • Roland Schluessel • Andrew Shaw • Shi Guanghai • Susan Stronge • Wang Mingying • Stewart Young • Zhou "Adam" Zhengyu
    with…
    Rudolph I. Estrada • Tao Hsu • Jason C.H. Kao • Michael S. Krzemnicki • William F. Larson • Wim Vertriest


    Sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

     

    The study of jade is unlike that of any other gem, trespassing across conventional boundaries, particularly those of the gemological and mineralogical realm. Despite the march of mineralogical orthodoxy and conformity, the word “jade” is a fist in the air of protest, crying out not for further reduction and definition, but an expansion of the mineralogical canon to include the cultural aspects of human civilization and life. Because jade is so much more than a simple census of atoms, valence states, and places of residence. Jade is a lexicon liberator.

    While the literature on jade is vast, perhaps greater than any other gem, there is a distinct lack of a volume in English that treats jade as a gemological material. This book is designed to fill that gap, with extensive information on the history, sources, appraisal and identification of both treated and imitation jades. All of this is together in a single volume for the first time, making it a must-have for collectors, dealers, gemologists, appraisers, curators and anyone else with an interest in this fascinating gem.

    An understanding of jade is not limited to the technical or exacting; it also incorporates a feeling for the cultural, textural, and ephemeral qualities that make the study of this gem unlike any other. This volume will not just fill the “traditional gemological” gap, but will open readers’ eyes to a world beyond. Because jade is so much more…

    Publising: 2022 (exact date to be announced)

    Hardcover with Dust Jacket
    US$200

    536 pages; 240 x 280 mm (9.45 x 11 inches), 2.75 kg (6 lb)
    Full Color Throughout

    Special Limited Edition of 100 Signed and Numbered Copies Bound in Thai Silk with Slipcase
    US$300

     


     

    Title Page & Table of Contents

    Jade A Gemologists Guide title page

    Jade A Gemologists Guide table of contents

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Authors

    Sample Interior Spreads

     Jade A Gemologists Guide Conundrum

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    Jade A Gemologists Guide Introduction

      
    Jade A Gemologists Guide History in China

      

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Geology

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Hetian

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Myanmar

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Mayan Jade A Gemologists Guide New Zealand

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Mughal
    Jade A Gemologists Guide Canada 
    Jade A Gemologists Guide USA

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Russia 

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Japan 

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Archaic Identification

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Nephrite ID


    Jade A Gemologists Guide Jadeite ID

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Inclusions

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Jadeite Quality

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Auctions

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Carving History

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Modern Carving

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Symbolism Color

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Books

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Glossary

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Bibliography

     

    Jade A Gemologists Guide Index 

     

     

     

  • Jade • A Lifetime In Search of Heaven

    The story of Richard Hughes' four-decade adventure with jade, from Burma's jadeite mines to China's classic mutton-fat nephrite deposit at Hetian, Xinjiang Province. The work of China's modern jade carving masters is also discussed.

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