from rough to remarkable
In China, jade is and always has been a cherished possession. With its soft luminescence and subtle translucency, this beautiful gemstone is considered to bring good fortune. Confucius described the properties of jade as embodying human virtues. Appreciation for this unique gem also extends to the West, and one of its greatest proponents is veteran jade expert, jewelry designer and collector David Lin. To learn more about how he transforms rough jade from Burma into exquisite jewelry, which is part of his Jades by David Lin story, I recently caught up with him in his office in Honolulu.
By Cynthia Unninayar