CIBJO invites you to join the 14th Home Gemmology webinar, opening the world of
Jadeite Jade or 翡翠 Fei Cui
Taking place in two sessions on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the upcoming webinar is presented by Rui Galopim de Carvalho and will concentrate the subject of Jadeite Jade, or as it is known in China and much of the Far East, 翡翠 Fei Cui. He is joined by Edward Liu PhD FGA, a well known scientist and research gemmologist, who also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong.
Considered a secondary gemstone category in much the West, jade and jadeite products are wildly popular in the Far East, with estimates as to the real value of the market running in excess of $8 billion per annum. To the surprise of many, this makes it jewellery's most popular gemstone category after diamonds. Almost all sales take place in China and other eastern markets.
Dr. Liu and his colleagues in Hong Kong and China are involved in a project aimed at creating a set of internationally recognized grading standards for Fei Cui, and thus raising its profile and popularity globally. In this in respect, they are collaborating with CIBJO, at whose most recent congress he made a detailed presentation to a special session. The work being done will also be discussed during the webinar.