Origin determination of jade materials

Gem Lab research team

2016-11-18 08:24:46


Origin determination for mono-mineral gemstone has been published widely. In contrast the origin for Fei Cui (previously known as jadeite jade) and nephrite has only been reported in a much smaller extent. With the increasing amount of non-Burmese Fei Cui and non Chinese nephrite appearing in Chinese market, a way to distinguish materials coming from different locality is therefore required. In our work we try to tackle the issue by means of a combined approach of chemical, structural and textual methods.