History and definition of Jade i.e Nephrite and Jadeite, including differences in their properties
Main sources of Jade
Understand different type of Jade simulants
Understand different types of Jade treatment e.g. Type A, B, C, B+C & doublet & coating
Emphasis of 10x loupe in identification process
Introduction to advance testing method e.g. Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
Understand basic grading of Jadeite
Usage of instruments to test & separate Jade simulants including treated Jades from natural ones
AIGS has hundreds of jade samples from which students can learn how to identify jade from its many simulants, as well as how to grade such pieces.
Learn how to grading Jadeite quality, jade, jadeite, nephrite.