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A green-blue specimen was identified as Maxixe-type beryl.
Green-Blue Maxixe-Type Beryl

A transparent greenish-blue pear-shaped gemstone, reportedly from Madagascar, is discovered to be a Maxixe-type beryl.

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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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Aquamarine from San Luis Potosí State in northern Mexico
Aquamarine from a New Primary Deposit in Mexico

Examination of aquamarine samples from a new primary deposit in San Luis Potosí, northern Mexico.

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Aquamarine with a dramatic secondary growth layer
Unusual Growth Zoning in Beryl

A striking aquamarine specimen showed a strongly saturated secondary growth layer.

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A spaceship-inspired ring of pink gems surrounding a pearl is showcased on a bride’s intricately drawn henna hands.
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Designer’s Inventive, ‘Outrageous’ Jewellery Wins Industry Awards

Emerging artist Trishala Ashok – who has won multiple design awards – looks beyond the mundane and minutiae of daily life to create her jewellery.

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2016 GJX show at Tucson
Tucson 2016

An overview of the 2016 gem shows.

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JTV broadcasts from Tucson
Jewelry Television in Tucson

A look at JTV’s history, current activities and impact on the industry.

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Worker attaching wax forms
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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.

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Photography Tips: A Gem’s Best Face Forward

Everyone would agree that exposure and focus are the most critical aspects to consider when photographing gems or jewellery. But there are two other practices that take this kind of photography even further: lighting and positioning of the gem or jewel. The first component ensures a successful photograph. The second makes a picture interesting – or even compelling.

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Jewellery that Speaks the Language of Flowers

A flower is one of nature’s most delicate delights, so it’s natural that jewellery designers have long found inspiration in them, seeking to capture their fleeting beauty in jewellery.

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