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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at GIA in New York. I hold an MBA from Cranfield University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines and Mogok in upper Burma with my second son. Three of my children were also Graduate Gemologist, GIA and they are deal in diamonds.

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Jade Pendant – Dull & Dead! 玉垂饰是如此的没有光泽

May 15, 2017By 1 Comment
Jade Pendant – Dull & Dead! 玉垂饰是如此的没有光泽

My Jade Pendant Is Dull & Dead! 我的玉垂饰是如此的没有光泽 Abstract: Why is my jade pendant looks so dull and dead after wearing it for several years, while at the beginning it was so much nicer and vibrant? Is it still effective to wear the jade pendant for its protective and therapeutic qualities? 摘要:为什么我的玉垂饰在穿过了几年后看起来很沉闷和没有光泽,而开始时时候呢是如此的鲜艳又闪闪发光? 关于戴玉垂饰拥有的防护和治疗的性质它是否仍然有效? Hi Arthur, […]

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They are our customers! 他们其实是我们的客户啊!

May 5, 2017By 6 Comments
They are our customers! 他们其实是我们的客户啊!

 They are our customers, not competitors! 他们其实是我们的客户,不是我们的竞争对手啊! Abstract: By the time they finished high school at age 17 or 18, I sent my 3 children to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), New York City (NYC), to do their Graduate Gemologist (GG). And they have a keener nose for business than me. Probably, an old […]

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A Pendant Necklace With A Colored Stone

April 28, 2017By 0 Comments
A Pendant Necklace With A Colored Stone

A Pendant Necklace With A Colored Stone 吊坠项链与彩色的宝石头 Abstract: An elderly lady sent me an enquiry on her pendant necklace with a colored stone mounted. Unfortunately, the colored stone is not a jadeite jade. 摘要 : 一位老太太给我发了一个询问, 问她的吊坠项链与一个彩色的宝石 头安装。不幸的是,那块有色石头并不是翡翠玉石. Dear Arthur Your stories and your information about jadeite are all so interesting and so enjoyable. […]

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My Mother On The Smart Phone!

April 24, 2017By 5 Comments
My Mother On The Smart Phone!

My Mother On The Smart Phone! 我的母亲正在使用智能手机! Abstract: My mother is going to be 89 in May this year. My son bought her a Samsung Tap A smart phone with a 7” screen. With her new toy, she has been busy now watching old movies, on YouTube, Wechat, Whatsapp and on the family group chat. […]

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先生,这美钞没有用 !

April 23, 2017By 0 Comments
先生,这美钞没有用 !

The following post is a Chinese translation from “Sir! Dis’ Dollah No Good” by popular demand. 摘要 : 在我20多年中的印度支那国家旅行中 (越南, 柬埔寨,老挝, 缅甸和泰国 ), 我遇到过许多假美钞的例子. 除泰国外, 外国人在这些国家中最常用的货币是绿钞 (美元 ) 。以下文章是我遇到过的其中一个遭遇 几年前我和喀爾文,我的第二个儿子,我们去了一趟在曼德勒 (缅甸 )以北闻名的「抹谷石头道」的六日五夜旅行. 抹谷生产世界上最好和最有价值的红宝石,而在贸易上,它被称为「鸽子血宝石」. 当时喀爾文刚刚毕业于美国纽约市的美国宝石研究所(GIA), 成为宝石研究学家,当年他只有18岁 当时, 我告诉他, 千万不要成为一个死板的「办公桌扶手椅」宝石学家. 你必须经过烈火的洗礼– 亲自体验过宝石场地和矿山, 让您了解和体验上游采矿作业和活动. 因此,加尔文会经常陪我去曼德勒和仰光的玉矿,红宝石矿和各种玉石市场。与加尔文一起旅行很有趣. 他从来没有抱怨过当时艰难的旅程,长时间在狭窄的吉普车上的路程,睡在一个糟糕的, 没有热水洗澡的酒店,充满臭味的房间和那腐臭的床单. 那边常见的蚊子叮咬和飞蚂蚁, 非常炎热和潮湿的天气….因为电力供应不稳定,即使有发电机, 破损的冷气机还是不断的坏.或当那边的食物不那么适合我们,因为害怕腹泻我们只好吃面条当饭吃。 无论如何,这也是一个极好的抹谷之旅。 第二天我们回到曼德勒睡了一晚, 第二天飞回仰光。 那天晚间,我们在曼德勒繁忙的街道之一我们最喜欢的西餐厅吃晚餐. 我们一共四个人,其中包括和我在一起工作多年的两位女士。 我的天哪 ! 饭后,我才意识到我已经用完了我所有的Kyats, […]

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Sir, Dis’ Dollah No Good!

April 20, 2017By 4 Comments
Sir, Dis’ Dollah No Good!

Abstract: In my 20 over years of travel throughout the Indo-China countries (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos), Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand I have encountered many instances of counterfeit US dollars. Except for Thailand, the most used currency by a foreigner in these countries is the green back. The following post is one of my various encounters. […]

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