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Designer’s Award-Winning Jewellery Helps Reclaim Family History

Jaime Kautsky, May 8, 2017 Topics: Design, Education, Jewelry

A GIA JDT graduate and the grand prize winner of the Revere Academy’s 2016 Tahitian Pearl Jewelry Design Contest reclaims her family’s jewellery heritage.

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Hands hold a split open shell that shows the natural pearl.

Get Started on 2017 Continuing Education Recognition Programme

Amanda J. Luke, May 8, 2017 Topics: Assembled Stone

This media-rich, interactive programme makes it possible for GIA graduates to stay up to date with the latest gem and jewellery news and information.

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 Spring 2017 Gems & Gemology

Spring 2017 G&G: Brazil’s Diamond Production, Cuprian Liddicoatite, Silicon in Corundum and Tucson Coverage

Jennifer-Lynn Archuleta, May 5, 2017

A summary of the Spring 2017 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Four Pinctada maculata bead-cultured blister pearls

Pinctada maculata (Pipi) Bead-Cultured Blister Pearls Attached to Their Shells

Promlikit Kessrapong, Kwanreun Lawanwong and Nicholas Sturman, April 25, 2017

A study on four Pinctada maculata cultured blister pearls originating from Penrhyn Island.

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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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Rough and cut sapphires

A Study of Sapphire from Chanthaburi, Thailand and its Gemmological Characteristics

Sudarat Saeseaw, Supharart Sangsawong, Wim Vertriest, Ungkhana Atikarnsakul, Victoria Liliane Raynaud-Flattot, Charuwan Khowpong and Vararut Weeramonkhonlert, April 19, 2017

A report from the GIA Laboratory in Bangkok presents their findings on 59 blue sapphire samples obtained from a miner in the Khao Ploy Waen area, Chanthaburi.

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Tips From the Bench
Modify Your Prong Pushers to Make Them More Versatile

Compiled by GIA’s Jewellery Manufacturing Arts Instructors
 

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