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Ask A.Arthur Lau: Terms & Conditions

By sending an enquiry to Arthur (herein known as the Author) to this website, to request an opinion on a specimen item, the reader (herein known as the Enquirer) understands and abides by the following Terms & Conditions.
The Enquirer must be a subscriber;

The Enquirer must send through his/her request through the Contact Form found at the top of the page;

Pictures of the specimen must be sent to jadeitejade@gmail.com;

This is a non-fee service rendered to the Enquirer by the Author;

The Author will not assume any liabilities nor entertain any consequential claims by the Enquirer or any third parties should the opinion of the Author differs from what the Enquirer obtains from other sources;

The opinion by the Author is only based on the written information and pictures sent by the Enquirer. There are by no means conclusive. Therefore, the Enquirer must seek the advice of a gemologist or any specialist should he/she wish to pursue the matter further;

The written enquiry by the Enquirer will be printed as a post in total. The opinion of the Author will also be printed on the same post. The post will appear in the Category of ‘Ask A.Arthur Lau’;

Any private correspondences to the enquiry by the author will be taken to be on a private and confidential basis;

If the Enquirer mentions that the specimen in question is purchased, acquired or obtained from a vendor with the vendor’s name stated in the enquiry, the vendor’s name will be replaced as XYZ company. This is to avoid any conflict of interest and any subsequent law suits should the opinion of the Author differs from what the vendor represented to the Enquirer on the specimen;

Once the Author posted his opinion the Enquirer can choose to unsubscribe to this website if he/she so wishes. There is no compulsion to remain as a subscriber;

The Enquirer cannot use the opinion of the Author on the subject specimen as material evidence for any courts of law to pursue any legal suits against the vendor of the Enquirer;

Any photos relating to the subject specimen send to the Author by the Enquirer are deemed to be the properties of the Enquirer and that there is no infringement of copyright when the Author publishes such photos;

 

The Author may choose not to give any opinion on the subject specimen should the Author finds that there is insufficient information to render an opinion;

Any opinions given by the Author and posted on the Author’s website are deemed to be given solely to the Enquirer. The Author will not be responsible and held liable if the post appears on other websites;

The above terms and conditions may be changed, altered or amended at anytime without any notifications to any parties.

 

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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York City, USA. I hold an MBA degree from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar (Burma) in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines, and Mogok, the world’s famous rubies and sapphires mines in upper Burma, with my second son. Three of my children are also Graduate Gemologist, GIA, NYC and they deal in diamonds, gemstones and jade. 我是在美国纽约市的美国宝石学院(GIA)接受过培训的宝石研究学家。 我拥有英国克兰菲尔德大学的工商管理硕士学位和数学学士学位。我以前的职业是银行家,直到90年代初我在缅甸接触到玉石。我曾经和我的次子一起去过缅甸上流传说中的哈帕翡翠矿山和莫谷矿山, 莫谷矿山是世界上著名的红宝石和蓝宝石矿山。我的三个孩子都是纽约市GIA毕业的宝石研究学家, 他们专门处理钻石,宝石和玉石.