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The Stories Behind the Photos: A Gigantic Aquamarine and ‘Gaudy’ Nature

Gemmological photojournalist Robert Weldon shares the stories behind some of his favourite photos.

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The symbol of medicine, the caduceus (wings on each side of the top of a staff with two snakes intertwined around it) stabbing thru the coronavirus. A garnet sits at the top of the staff.
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Jeweller Creates ‘Medal of Honour’ Brooch to Recognise Coronavirus Healthcare Fighters

GIA graduate Franco Valobra creates a commemorative brooch to recognise healthcare workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle for survival.

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A row of various shaped cut and polished pink diamonds.
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Why are Pink Diamonds Pink? GIA Researchers Dive Deep into their Crystal Structure

GIA researchers analysed more than 90,000 natural pink diamonds to better understand how these rare and beautiful diamonds formed and got their colour.

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Emerald and diamond brooch.
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Jewels of Hollywood: Accessories and Jewellery that Made the Stars Shine

“Jewels of Hollywood”, on loan from the Kazanjian Foundation, showcases some of the jewellery and accessories associated with Hollywood royalty.

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A wide choker-style necklace of a row of emeralds with rows of diamonds above and below the emeralds.
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Spring 2019 Auctions: Premium Prices for Historic Pieces

Gemstones and jewels with historical provenance are bringing the best prices at the spring 2019 auctions.

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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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Find out how GIA connected with alumni and friends at the 2019 Tucson shows.

GIA hosts a variety of events and exhibitions in Tucson each year. Find out how GIA connected with alumni and friends at the 2019 Tucson shows.

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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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Gem Guide Delivers Education and Social Return to Artisanal Miners

New illustrated gem guide helps small-scale artisanal miners learn more about the quality and classification of the gems they recover.

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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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