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Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design Book Cover

Book Review: Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design

Sharon Elaine Thompson, April 24, 2017

Review of Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design by Stellene Volandes.

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Book Review: Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems

Matilde Parente, April 17, 2017

Review of Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems.

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A jadeite necklace of graduated beads.

Jade Report: Increased Mining Creates Large Stockpiles

Russell Shor, April 7, 2017 Topics: Manufacturing, Trade

Myanmar’s jade stocks are piling up in gem warehouses near the border and in dealers' safes. Mining has far exceeded the market’s ability to absorb it.

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Jade table screen.

Exhibition Review: Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings

Eric Hoffman, March 27, 2017

Review of Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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A view of downtown Hong Kong – with a freeway traveling through it.

U.S. Retailers Continue to Cite ‘Challenging’ Environment; Synthetic Melee Detected

Russell Shor, March 20, 2017 Topics: Design, Education

Economists recognise that the decline in middle-class purchasing power is directly affecting some consumer products – including jewellery.

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Multi-colored gems are superimposed on an image of glacier peaks.

Frozen Splendour: Gems and Minerals Near the Arctic Region

Sharon Bohannon, March 17, 2017 Topics: Inclusions, Optical Properties, Physical properties

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe from Greenland, proceeding in an easterly direction to Canada to explore polar gems.

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Modify Your Prong Pushers to Make Them More Versatile

Compiled by GIA’s Jewellery Manufacturing Arts Instructors
 

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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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