In addition to assembling these world-class minerals from China, Dr. Lavinsky and several esteemed colleagues also wrote a companion book introducing differences between Chinese and Western collecting preferences, profiling different mineral-rich provinces, and depicting dozens of key examples of these exceptional Chinese pieces. The publication was produced in cooperation with the Mineralogical Record.
The book is available for online reading below from computers. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, please contact us.
Dr. Robert Lavinsky is the founder and president of The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com. In addition to being the leading online mineral dealer, The Arkenstone maintains a 10,000 square foot facility in Dallas, Texas and recently opened a gallery in Shanghai, China.