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Garnet History and Lore

Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife.

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The octopus head is a baroque Tahitian cultured pearl and its arms are made of black, yellow and white diamond (in a striped pattern) set in black-plated 18K gold.
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A Tropical Paradise of Ocean-Inspired Jewellery and Gemstones

Escape to a warm-water paradise in your mind with these jewels that formed in the sea, are inspired by marine life and evoke the ocean’s essence.

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Emerald and diamond brooch.
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Jewels of Hollywood: Accessories and Jewellery that Made the Stars Shine

“Jewels of Hollywood”, on loan from the Kazanjian Foundation, showcases some of the jewellery and accessories associated with Hollywood royalty.

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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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A round, bright red gem displayed on a dark gray background.
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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are sure-fire accessories for sultry summer days.

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An oval shaped bicolor tanzanite has purple on each side with blue-green in the middle.
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December Blues: Birthstone Gifts that Will Delight

Looking for a gift for someone special? December’s birthstones offer a treat for every taste, style and personality – even if it’s not their birth month.

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A rectangle-shaped gold box, decorated with filigree, granulation and gems.
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Metalwork Takes a Bow: Techniques that Enhance Gemstone Jewellery

This collection of jewellery images illustrates how metalwork techniques showcase gemstone and jewellery designs.

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Jessie brooch by Paula Crevoshay.
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Exhibition Review: Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel

A review of Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel, at the Museum of Mineralogy at the ParisTech School of Mines in France.

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Attendees walk the halls of Baselworld 2016
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Baselworld 2016: Spotty Demand; Glitz Out, Rare In

Smart sellers adapted to the changed market at the Baselworld show in Switzerland on 16-23 March 2016. There was a focus on rare, unusual gems and distinctive design.

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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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