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People stop to chat in the middles of an aisle on the show floor. Others stroll by booths and stop to look at the merchandise.

JCK 2016: Trying to Jumpstart Millennial Demand

Russell Shor, Jun 20 Topics: Design, Jewelry

Business at the low end of expectations. Retailers continue to remain cautious about the direction of the U.S. economy and retool sales efforts.

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Leaf Motifs: Timeless Beauty for All Seasons of Jewelry

Sharon Bohannon, Jun 17 Topics: Color, History, Jewelry

The humble leaf has captivated jewelry designers for centuries and they’ve transformed it enduring pieces of beautiful jewelry.

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Book Review: Swarovski: Celebrating a History of Collaboration in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance and Design

Elyse Zorn Karlin, Jun 10

Review of Swarovski: Celebrating a History of Collaboration in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance and Design, by Deborah Landis and Vivienne Becker.

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Montana’s Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine: Sharing the Excitement of Mining with the Public

Tao Hsu, Andrew Lucas, Shane McClure, Kevin Schumacher, Jun 3 Topics: Mining

Join a GIA field team on an expedition to Gem Mountain, Montana, and witness the rarely seen sapphire heat treatment process and tourists passionately searching for treasures to turn into cherished jewelry.

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Hoop Dreams: NBA Championship Rings

GIA, May 31

Discover how world-class designers make rings for NBA champions. From designs to setting the diamonds, master jewelers share what it takes to make a winner.

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Arts of the Hellenized East: Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era

Book Review: Arts of the Hellenized East: Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era

Cigdem Lule, May 27

Review of Arts of the Hellenized East: Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era, by Martha L. Carter, Prudence O. Harper, and Pieter Meyers.

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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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