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Guardians of Trust: GIA’s Innovative Research, Instruments and Services

GIA’s services and instruments have grown in importance and impact as new gem treatments and laboratory-grown gems have entered the market.

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Jewellers to the Maharajas of Jaipur and Modern-Day Moguls

Enter a world not well-known in the West—the world of the maharajas and their jewellery, coveted by the modern-day moguls of business, entertainment and royalty. See the fantastic works of art made today in the form of enamelled Kundan meena jewellery and the regal look of polki diamonds.

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Jaipur, India: The Emerald Cutting and Trading Powerhouse

Jaipur, India, is a leading emerald cutting and trading centre for the global gem and jewellery industry. See inside the industry with a GIA field team, and learn the intricacies of a business seldom seen by the public or most members of the industry.

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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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The Separation of Natural from Synthetic Emeralds by Infrared Spectroscopy

The technique is nondestructive and, with Fourier transform instrumentation, extremely rapid in comparison to most laboratory methods.

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Gemstone Durability: Design to Display

A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.

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Abstracts; Summer 1991

From the Summer 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, a summary of important gemmology-related articles published in other journals.

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Abstracts; Spring 1991

This article, from the Spring 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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