Objects made of jade
JADE What do these three things have in common? They're all made of jade!

Take a peek into my
jade scrapbook!

Scientist George Harlow Hi, I'm George Harlow . I study jade at the American Museum of Natural History. Thousands of years ago, people from opposite sides of the world discovered this rare rock. First, it was used to make tools. Later, it was used for precious objects of art and worship.

What makes jade so special that people have used it for so long, and in so many different ways?

To answer these questions, I travel all over the world to places like Guatemala and Myanmar to study jade.


Jade Around the World
What Makes Jade Special
How Jade Forms
Hunting for Jade
Jade Today