There's a field of academic study that sits at the intersection of geology and fashion, and that's gemology: the study of gemstones. Identifying, categorising and grading gemstones is a specific skillset, but valuation can be more subjective, particularly when it comes to regional variances such as with the inordinate popularity of jade in China.
Christina Chao is a gemologist and jewellery designer in Shanghai, who is passionate about translating the science of gems into the art of jewels. And as she describes in today's episode, that's a skill she often puts into practice when advising nervous men looking for engagement rings for their girlfriends. Or indeed nervous podcasters who don't know the first thing about gemstones.
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[Re-Release] Emily MADGE, Sea Life
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Bonus Episode from The Bridge (CGTN): Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs, Season 03
The Death Companion (s03e22: ZHOU Yan, Hospice and 'Death Café' Volunteer)
The Airline Pilot (s03e21: Michael HUNDEGGER, A320 Flight Commander)
In August 2019, Oscar launched Mosaic of China. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder of a global headhunting company. He has lived in total for 3 years in Japan, 1 year in Germany, 6 years in Singapore, 3 years in Hong Kong SAR, and 8 years on the Chinese Mainland.