Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewellery Industry
All jewellery professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewellery manufacturing centre and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewellery industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewellery brands.
The Distinction of Natural from Synthetic Alexandrite by Infrared Spectroscopy
A useful way to identify stones that contain no distinguishing inclusions.
Inamori Synthetic Cat's-Eye Alexandrite
This article reports on a detailed gemmological examination of this new synthetic cat's-eye alexandrite.