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The Meaning Of The Gem
Jan 09, 2017

From the gemological gems have the concept of broad sense and narrow sense.

Irrespective of the concept of generalized gems and jade, referring to gem, refers to the magnificent color, hard and durable, scarce, and meditate, minerals or rocks carved into jewelry and crafts, including natural and synthetic, also including some organic materials.

Narrow definition with jewels and jade, gem is referring to the magnificent color, crystal clear, hard and durable, scarce, and can be figured into gem jewelry single crystal or twin, including natural and synthetic, such as diamonds, sapphires, etc; And jade is refers to the magnificent color, hard and durable, scarce, and can meditate, mineral aggregate or rocks carved into jewelry and crafts, such as soft jade, dushan jade, jade, jade and so on, also includes natural, including synthetic again.

Jade is divided into narrow and broad, narrow sense means only jadeite (represented by Burmese jadeite and nephrite (represented by hetian jade); Generalized, including many kinds of used for arts and crafts carved minerals and rocks. As for the stones, is beautiful marble and so on color and texture is fine and low hardness, luster is not strong but can conform to the requirements of the processing technology of low-grade stone arts and crafts. Some scholars argue that the jade stones is included in the general or will be temporarily as a synonym of jade stones.