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Spotlight on Gemology at the Geological Society of America Annual Conference

Author: Kristin A. Aldridge , Dec 10

GIA hosted its first full day of gemology presentations at the 2014 Geological Society of America annual conference.

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Books: Jewels of Ancient Nubia

Author: Cigdem Lule , Dec 9

Review of Yvonne J. Markowitz and Denise Doxey's Jewels of Ancient Nubia.

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GIA Team

Mozambique: A Ruby Discovery for the 21st Century

Author: Tao Hsu, Andrew Lucas, and Vincent Pardieu , Dec 3

Join GIA on location at the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique, the most important ruby discovery of this new century.

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Mogul turban ornament

Mogul to Modern: Met Exhibit Showcases Indian Jewels

Author: Russell Shor , Nov 13

Examines a collection of Indian and Indian-inspired jewelry on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Books: Untamed Encounters:
Contemporary Jewelry from Extraordinary Gemstones

Author: Sharon Elaine Thompson , Nov 7

Review of Mimi Lipton's Untamed Encounters: Contemporary Jewelry from Extraordinary Gemstones.

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California Gems

A Visit to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Author: Merilee Chapin, Duncan Pay, Pedro Padua, and James E. Shigley , Oct 29

Explores the remarkable reference collection of gems and minerals at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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Tips From the Bench
Modify Your Prong Pushers to Make Them More Versatile

Compiled by GIA’s Jewelry Manufacturing Arts Instructors

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The First Point of Reference for Gems and Jewelry

Located on GIA's Carlsbad campus, The Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center is the largest, most complete library of its kind.

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