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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Various Gems, Olivine - Rutile

Among the collection assembled by Dr Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.

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Amethyst
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Amethyst Quality Factors

Learn about the factors that make amethyst so desirable.

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Amethyst
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Amethyst History and Lore

Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewellery and crown jewels for centuries. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald and sapphire.

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Amethyst
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Amethyst Description

Amethyst is the purple variety of the quartz mineral species and the gem most commonly associated with the colour purple.

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Three light-to-medium blue carved sculptures sit in a line – from larger to smaller.
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Making the Cut: The Art and Science of Fantasy Carving

Gem cutters - whether “gem whisperers” or mathematicians - create breathtakingly artistic individual gems and sculptures.

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A large red-orange crystal of wulfenite is nestled in the arms of matrix.
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Arizona Road Trips: Wild West Gem and Mineral Localities

Arizona’s scenic desert and mountain landscape is the perfect backdrop for a modern Wild West road trip in search of gem and mineral treasures.

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The octopus head is a baroque Tahitian cultured pearl and its arms are made of black, yellow and white diamond (in a striped pattern) set in black-plated 18K gold.
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A Tropical Paradise of Ocean-Inspired Jewellery and Gemstones

Escape to a warm-water paradise in your mind with these jewels that formed in the sea, are inspired by marine life and evoke the ocean’s essence.

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The Glory of Green Gems

Green gemstones, which can uplift and heal our spirits, have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewellery.

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Multi-colored gems are superimposed on an image of glacier peaks.
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Gems and Minerals from the Sub-Arctic

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe to explore gems from polar regions.

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A bow brooch with long ribbon tendrils.
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Bows in Jewellery: The Finishing Touch in Giving

Bows have been a popular motif and finishing touch in jewellery and fashion from time immemorial, recurring and adapting to reflect the style of the era.

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