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Young woman works with a Raman spectroscopy machine.
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GIA’s First Research Intern: Genesis of a Gemmologist

GIA’s Research Internship Programme enables students to get hands-on experience of analysing gem materials, as well as receiving ongoing coaching and mentoring.

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Red spinel, Burma ruby
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A Case of Mistaken Identity?

Don’t judge a gem by colour alone. Many clues can help you identify gems of similar colours.

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Three smaller cameos show the progression of craving a cameo from rough shell. They sit in sand alongside a shell with a fully carved cameo on it.
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Cameos: Timeless, Miniature Carvings for Jewellery Lovers

The rich history and lore of cameos make them a fascinating avenue into the world of collecting for history, mythology and jewellery buffs.

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A heart-shaped piece of pink drusy hangs from a gold chain.
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Dreamy Drusy: Minute Crystals Shimmer in Dramatic Designs

Drusy jewellery has surged in popularity in recent years. Celebrities wear it on the red carpet and designers clamour for it at gem shows.

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A young boy looks through a microscope.
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St Jude Children Tour Inside Gems’ Magical World

Young patients at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently explored the inner world of gems and minerals with a visiting team from GIA.

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The ring is designed with a wavy strip of black diamonds in the center framed on each side with colorless diamonds set in a ruffled edge The earring are crescent shaped with black diamond on the inside framed by colorless diamonds in a ruffled edge.
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GIA Researchers Look Inside Black Diamonds

Black diamonds are striking in jewellery. GIA researchers report on the unique properties used to identify black diamonds and the potential treatments.

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Crowds mingle on the Baselworld 2018 show floor.
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Smaller 2018 Basel Fair is Still Biggest Rare Gem Showcase

Business at the scaled-down Baselworld 2018 Show was spotty. Some jewellery brands and gem dealers had respectable sales, but others found slow trading.

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The gems spell out “The 2000th Gem Stone Design.”
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Gemstone ‘Paintings’ Tell Story of a Master Craftsman, Gem and Jewellery Mentor

A jeweller who quietly built up a circle of inspiration and influence lives on in generations of GIA-educated jewellers and gemmologists.

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A view from behind of a bejeweled winged insect.
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A Glittering Garden: A Menagerie of Designs from Mother Nature

Delightful garden creatures and flowers are favorite subjects that transform beautifully into Victorian, Art Nouveau and modern jewelry designs.

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Four people pose with a cardboard representation of Richard T. Liddicoat.
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2018 Tucson Events Encourage Alumni to Connect with GIA – and Each Other

Alumni celebrate Richard T. Liddicoat in Tucson. Winner of Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design announced.

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