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.
Jade, for thousands of years a mythical stone appreciated in the Far East and in the high cultures of Native Americans, is rising high at present as it is sought after at auctions in Hong Kong and elsewhere. However, the term “jade” is quite vaguely defined. Different concepts try to describe the term based
Kosmochlor-bearing jadeite rocks from Kenterlau-Itmurundy (Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan). Published in IGC Namibia 2017 Abstract Proceedings, 154-155. Author(s) :L. Franz, M.S. Krzemnicki, K. Ernst, C. de Capitani, G.E. Harlow, N. Kouznetsov
A comparative study of Jadeite, Kosmochlor and Omphacite jades from Myanmar, and suggestions for a practical nomenclature
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
A Western look on Fei Cui and Jadeite nomenclature. Talk given by Dr. Michael Krzemnicki in Hong Kong at Gemmological Association of Hong Kong event in March 2013.
Jade, Stone of “Gods”: Terms, Concepts & Certification
2012 Christie’s expert lecture by Dr. Michael Krzemnicki on jade, jadeite jade and Fei Cui.