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Cutting the ‘Imperial Flame’ Topaz

Duncan Pay, Apr 28

See how gem artist Alexander Kreis transforms a rough topaz crystal into a gem cutting masterpiece.

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An Inside Look at the 2016 Tucson Shows

GIA Staff, Apr 28

Take a virtual tour of the gem fair with our in-depth reports on colored stone trends, unique designs, and industry forecasts.

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Gems & Gemology Spring 2016 Cover

Photoluminescence Review and Gem Material from Unusual Locales in the Spring 2016 G&G

Jennifer-Lynn Archuleta, Apr 28

A summary of the content in the Spring 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Searching for Gemstones

Romancing the Source: Cambodia

Andrew Lucas and Tao Hsu, Apr 22 Topics: Mining

Accompany GIA field gemologists on a true gemstone mining adventure in Pailin, Cambodia. The area’s miners must combat heat, humidity, and deadly strains of malaria as they search the jungle for ruby and sapphire.

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De Beers’ Sight: Recovery or Overload?

Russell Shor, Apr 18

De Beers’ recent rough price increase caused some concern from manufacturers who have just begun to return a profit after two years of struggle.

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Attendees walk the halls of Baselworld 2016

Baselworld 2016: Spotty Demand; Glitz Out, Rare In

Russell Shor, Apr 14 Topics: Jewelry

Smart sellers adapted to a changed market at the Baselworld show in Switzerland March 16-23, 2016. Focus on rare, unusual gems and distinctive design.

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Tips From the Bench
How to Modify a Goldsmith Hammer

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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