Near-opaque Gems and Jade
December 8, 2023
INSTRUCTOR: Dr LORE KIEFERT
This webinar will cover the most important near-opaque materials that can be found in jewellery, such as onyx, turquoise, larimar and others. Most od these materials are hard to distinguish from their imitations Systematic methods of how to identify these materials will be given.
Jade is very popular in Asian culture, and there are several types of jade such as nephrite and jadeite. The properties of these jade types as well as means to distinguish them from each other are giving, and jadeite treatments and imitations are shown. Followed by a short practical session.