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Whether you are attracted by the idea of being an ultra-knowledgeable private collector or enthusiast, or you need to add to your professional credentials, or you want to begin your own business in jade evaluation, our programs offer an unprecedented opportunity to earn one of the most prestigious and trusted certifications available in the jade business today.
The International Jade Institute is the only specialized institution of its kind in the world. We concentrate solely on “all things jade” … no other gemstones. This specialization allows us to focus on a passionate perspective that incorporates authentic and ancient evaluation methods with the most up to date technology. Our unique approach provides our students the opportunity to gain the knowledge they need to be a “certified expert” in the field of jade evaluation.
Utilizing the disciplines, the knowledge, the understanding and cultural appreciation garnered studying jade evaluation and utilizing the IJI standard as the basis, our students can be assured a solid learning foundation that crosses all cultural, geographical and industry barriers.
Come be part of this amazing opportunity to learn the best of what a combination of the Old and New worlds of jade evaluation have to offer.
The jade business is booming in Asia and is gaining huge traction Globally. Jade prices have skyrocketed year over year for decades and it seems like there is no end in sight. For many, investing in jade is a safety net because high quality jade is more valuable than diamonds or gold and can be liquidated very quickly (but not usually) if the need arises.
With this massive upsurge in jade’s popularity, unfortunately a sophisticated counterfeit market has evolved too.
Fake jade can be produced relatively easy from material like from plastic resin or glass or minerals such as quartz, serpentine, chrysoprase, and more. Recently a very realistic copycat made from powdered jadeite fused with glass has made its way to the marketplace. Jade may also be chemically modified, which makes it worth way less than if it was in its unaltered natural state.
An integral part of IJI’s mission is to protect this ancient gemstone, its virtues and its cultural and historic value. In our opinion, if there is an abundance of qualified Jade Evaluation Experts to further our cause, then we can win the battle against the dishonest dealers and counterfeiters who enhance and deceive unsuspecting buyers all around the world.
To that end IJI has developed a uniquely structured course in Professional Jade Evaluation. Our education program is very unique in the fact that we have some of the world’s foremost Jade experts as contributors. We have also developed cooperative relationships with universities and museums in China, so that our students can take advantage of these resources to enhance their knowledge.
With such a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of Jade, we can assure those who enroll in our programs a “World Class” certification as a Professional Jade Evaluator (PJE).
Professional Jade Evaluator (PJE) Certification
In 2018/2019 students will attend our mainland China based PJE training program, so be prepared to travel!