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Leaf Motifs: Timeless Beauty for All Seasons of Jewellery

The humble leaf has captivated jewellery designers for centuries and they’ve transformed it into enduring pieces of beautiful jewellery.

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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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Searching for Emeralds in Afghanistan

GIA field gemmologists are a different breed. When Andy Lucas, GIA manager of Field Gemmology in Carlsbad, decided to take some holiday time, he didn’t make for the usual destinations. No beaches, ski resorts or cosmopolitan cities. Lucas instead headed off to Afghanistan, lured by deposits of fine emeralds.

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Confusing, Triangular Inclusions in an Art Deco-Style Pin
Spring 1991 G&G Lab Notes

This section, from the Spring 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of interesting finds from GIA’s laboratories.

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The Coscuez Mine: A Major Source of Colombian Emeralds

The Coscuez mine, one of a number in Colombia, is rapidly gaining significance as a major source of fine emeralds.

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Santa Terezinha De Goias Emeralds
The Santa Terezinha De Goias Emerald Deposit

Brazil has become a leading producer of emeralds; this article examines one of the most significant deposits.

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Gemstones of Pakistan: Emerald, Ruby and Spinel

This article reports on three gem materials currently being mined in Pakistan.

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The Chromium Content of Lechleitner Synthetic Emerald Overgrowth

The higher the chromium content in synthetic emerald overgrowth, the darker the coating and appearance of the stone will be.

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Emeralds of Colombia

A comprehensive review of the history and geology of Colombian emeralds together with descriptions of some of the most famous gems to come from this locality.

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