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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 • Jason C.H. Kao • Michael S. Krzemnicki • Tao Hsu • 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…

Published Early 2022

Hardcover with Dust Jacket
US$200

536 pages; 240 x 280 mm (9.45 x 11 inches), 2.72 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 

 

 

 

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