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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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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Corundum

Ruby and sapphire (usually blue, but also in every other colour) have been the most important coloured gemstones for several thousand years. Originating historically in south-east and central Asia, and more recently in eastern Africa, these coloured varieties of the mineral corundum have been much sought as gems because of their rarity, colour and durability. Gem corundum can display asterism and chatoyancy due to the presence of oriented mineral inclusions, and in some cases, a change of colour when viewed under different light sources.

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Aquamarine Journey

Named after seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is a cool plunge into a refreshing pool

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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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GIA Gem Project
Beryl

Chemically pure beryl is colourless, but trace elements give rise to green, blue and pink/red colours.

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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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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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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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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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Platinum Quartz
Spring 2006 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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