Jadeite-jade of saturated emerald green colour is highly valued in Asia. It is therefore not astonishing to see in the market either heavily treated jadeite-jade or even imitations made of different minerals which pretend to be fine quality jadeite-jade of “Imperial green” colour.

A comparative study of Jadeite, Kosmochlor and Omphacite jades from Myanmar, and suggestions for a practical nomenclature. Published in the Journal of Gemmology, 2014, 34, 3, 210–229. Author(s): L. Franz, T.T. Sun, H.A. Haenni, C. de Capitani, T. Thanasuthipitak, W. Atichat

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