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.
Inamori Synthetic Cat's-Eye Alexandrite
This article reports on a detailed gemmological examination of this new synthetic cat's-eye alexandrite.
The Distinction of Natural from Synthetic Alexandrite by Infrared Spectroscopy
A useful way to identify stones that contain no distinguishing inclusions.