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The Stories Behind the Photos: A Gigantic Aquamarine and ‘Gaudy’ Nature

Gemmological photojournalist Robert Weldon shares the stories behind some of his favourite photos.

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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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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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Insights From Inclusions

Natural gemstones are typically far more valuable than synthetic ones, so being able to identify them correctly is a powerful skill.

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Summer 2012 Gem News International

A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewellery manufacturing techniques and industry trends.

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Spring 2012 Gem News International

A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewellery manufacturing techniques and industry trends.

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Autumn 2011 Gem News International

A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewellery manufacturing techniques and industry trends.

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Pyrite Inclusions
Winter 2010 Gem News International

A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewellery manufacturing techniques and industry trends.

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Autumn 2008 Gem News International

A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewellery manufacturing techniques and industry trends.

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Spring 2008 G&G Lab Notes

This section, from the Spring 2008 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of interesting finds from GIA’s laboratories.

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