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A high-tech digitizing machine cradles the books for scanning instead of forcing them into a flat, spine-damaging position.
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Rare Books Project Puts Gem and Jewellery History Within Reach

More than 200 historically significant books housed in the GIA Library have been digitised and made available for free.

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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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Leaf Motifs: Timeless Beauty for All Seasons of Jewellery

The humble leaf has captivated jewellery designers for centuries and they’ve transformed it into enduring pieces of beautiful jewellery.

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A round, bright red gem displayed on a dark gray background.
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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are sure-fire accessories for sultry summer days.

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A blue synthetic star sapphire from past production of Wiede’s Carbidwerk
Synthetic Star Sapphires and Rubies Produced by Wiede’s Carbidwerk, Freyung, Germany

Details the process used by Wiede’s Carbidwerk to produce star synthetic corundum from the mid-1950s until the 1970s.

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Major colors of HPHT synthetic diamonds
Observations on HPHT-Grown Synthetic Diamonds: A Review

Summarises statistical data and distinctive features of several thousand gem-quality HPHT synthetic diamonds examined by GIA from 2007 through 2016.

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Jadeite boulder from Itoigawa, Japan
Japanese Jadeite: History, Characteristics and Comparison with Other Sources

Examines the sources, colour, texture and chemical composition of jadeite from Japanese deposits.

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Fabergé figures of Chamber Cossacks A.A. Kudinov and N.N. Pustynnikov
Fabergé Cossack Figures Created from Russian Gemstones

Hardstone figures of two Russian imperial bodyguards, commissioned in 1912 by Nicholas II, demonstrate the House of Fabergé’s meticulous detail and craftsmanship.

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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewellery Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a coloured stone cutting and jewellery manufacturing centre, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading and retail operations.

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Buried Treasure: GIA Team Documents Cheapside Hoard

GIA photographer Robert Weldon and videographer Kevin Schumacher traveled to the Museum of London to learn about the Cheapside Hoard, an extraordinary treasure that had been buried under a London tenement house for centuries.

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