Gem Junkies

Stone of Heaven. Hello Jade!

June 14, 2019 Season 2 Episode 14
Gem Junkies
Stone of Heaven. Hello Jade!
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Gem Junkies
Stone of Heaven. Hello Jade!
Jun 14, 2019 Season 2 Episode 14
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.
It's been awhile but Gem Junkies is back! Jonathan and Brecken talk about the heavenly world of Jade. As always, they'll cover the chemical compositions and Brecken favorite the lore and history among different cultures/civilizations.
Show Notes

It's been awhile but Gem Junkies is back!  Jonathan and Brecken talk about the heavenly world of Jade. As always, they'll cover the chemical compositions and Brecken favorite the lore and history among different cultures/civilizations.


00:00:00         Getting back into the swing of things
01:26:00         Intro to Jade
01:56:00         Two types: Nephrite and Jadeite
02:26:00         Toughness vs. Hardness
03:03:00         Toughness scale of Jadeite and Nephrite
03:29:00         Jade is just a general term
05:24:00         Lore - Stone for the pain in the side 
05:51:00        Nephrite derives from. . .
06:49:50        More history and lore (the juicy stuff)
06:55:00        Tools and weapons
07:04:00        A great appreciation in China
08:01:00        Chinese association with Jade
08:58:00         Butterfly significance in Chinese legend
09:39:00        Jade should be worn to touch the skin
10:31:00         Jade to reflect the life of the wearer
11:00:00         1784 - How jadeite took over
11:50:00         The importance in New Zealand
12:10:00         Nephrite holds a better edge than iron 
12:47:00        Using Nephrite to carve out tiki figures
14:03:00        Wizard to source Nephrite
15:34:00        Jade on Central America
16:31:50        16th century with Jadeite
17:17:00         The impact on the Mayan Culture
17:37:50         Major sources for Jadeite
18:32:00         Major sources for Nephrite
18:46:00         Quality and value (color, transparency and  
                        texture)
19:04:00         Finest color (Jadeite) = GREEN 
19:33:00         Imperial Jade
20:51:00        Transparency
21:36:00        Texture
23:15:00        Jade treatment/enhancement
24:33:00        FUN FACT: How Jade helped out the opal industry
25:16:00       Blind shopping for Jade
25:43:00       Two varieties of Jadeite
26:30:50       Care for Jade
26:40:00       Purchasing Jade = Price differences 

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