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GemKids Introduces African Students to Natural Resources, Future Potential

Author: Kristin Mahan , Sep 2

Thousands of African students are learning about the abundant natural resources found right in their own backyards through GIA’s GemKids program.

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Romancing the Source: Pakistan

Author: Andrew Lucas and Tao Hsu , Aug 28 Topics: Gemology, Mining

Accompany GIA field gemologists on a true gemstone mining adventure in the mountains of Pakistan, where beautiful gems are mined and cut. Travel with us on the old Silk Road used by Marco Polo, where the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges collide.

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Exploring Madagascar’s Sapphire Mines

GIA Field Gemology Team Explores Sapphire mines at Ilakaka, Madagascar

Author: GIA Staff , Aug 28 Topics: Gemology, Mining

Tour one of the world’s most active sapphire mining areas—the island of Madagascar—with GIA’s field gemologist Vincent Pardieu.

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Floral Jewels: From the World’s Leading Designers Book Cover

Books: Floral Jewels: From the World’s Leading Designers

Author: Timothy Adams , Aug 24 Topics: Gemology

Review of Floral Jewels: From The World’s Leading Designers, by Carol Woolton.

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Emeralds: Colombia’s Buried Treasure

Author: Sharon Bohannon , Aug 21 Topics: Localities

Colombia is home to a rainbow of gems, but emeralds – and the tales of lore that surround them – are the country’s most well-known treasures.

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De Beers Announces New Deferments; China Devalues Yuan

Author: Russell Shor , Aug 17 Topics: Pricing

De Beers continues to adjust sights as clients defer allocations in response to polished prices. Industry anticipates Hong Kong show results.

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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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