Thursday, December 4, 2008

Jade Exchange

Lunch today was at a jade exchange. Again served lazy susan style, it was pretty much thrown at us since they, of course, wanted us on the selling floor as soon as possible. At least the food was tasty.


We had a short lecture on jade and how to tell it from plastic and glass (jade is translucent and cloudy). We also had an opportunity to see how the pieces were made by both watching the carvers and, if we wanted, watching a brief film (I did watch the film and found it quite interesting.)

The selling floor was HUGE! And it was like wandering through a jade museum. Which I absolutely loved doing. I had no plans on buying anything and didn't see anything I had to have.

But a lot of the pieces were absolutely stunning and I just enjoyed wandering and admiring.

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