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Jaipur, India: The Emerald Cutting and Trading Powerhouse

Author: Andrew Lucas, Nirupa Bhatt, Manoj Singhania, Kashish Sachdeva, Tao Hsu, and Pedro Padua, Feb 8 Topics: Cut, Enhancement, Gemology, Localities, Manufacturing, Techniques, Technology, Tools, Trade, Travel

Jaipur, India, is a leading emerald cutting and trading center for the global gem and jewelry industry. See inside the industry with a GIA field team, and learn the intricacies of a business seldom seen by the public or most members of the industry.

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Books: Cartier Royal High Jewelry and Precious Objects

Author: Jo Ellen Cole, Feb 8 Topics: Jewelry

Review of Cartier Royal High Jewelry and Precious Objects, by François Chaille.

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Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G

Author: Russell Shor, Feb 1

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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January Outlook: Rough Diamond Supplies Up,
Prices Down

Author: Russell Shor, Jan 25 Topics: Carat Weight, Jewelry, Manufacturing, Trade

The trade grappled with soft prices and excess inventories in 2015, but holiday sales helped reduce diamond inventories. Plus: China retail report.

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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewelry Industry

Author: Tao Hsu, and Andrew Lucas, Jan 25 Topics: Cut, Design, Faceting, Localities, Manufacturing, Metals, Precious Metals, Pricing, Techniques, Trade, Travel

All jewelry professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewelry manufacturing center and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewelry industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewelry brands.

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Diamond Cut: Anatomy of a Round Brilliant

Author: GIA Education, Jan 14

Jewelers and gemologists use a specific set of terms to describe parts of a polished diamond. Certain measurements of the shape or proportions ultimately have an affect on the round brilliant diamond’s cut grade.

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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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