Mughal Jewels Auction: Al-Thani Collection Raises $109 Million (£87.5 Million)
Collectors from around the world descended on Christie's Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence auction of the jewels from the Al-Thani Collection on 19 June.
Books: Imperial Jade of Burma and Mutton-Fat Jade of India
Review of S.K. Samuels’s Imperial Jade of Burma and Mutton-Fat Jade of India: Mining, Trade, and Use from Antiquity to the Present.
Nephrite Jade from Guangxi Province, China
Introduces the Chinese nephrite mine in Hechi and characterises the “band” and dendritic patterns found in this material.
Shattuckite from the DRC
Rare shattuckite from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as seen at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
Jewellery Shanghai 2014
An insider look at the May 2014 show, held at the Shanghai Word Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
Dyed Bone as a Red Coral Imitation
A specimen presenting as red coral is revealed to be dyed bone.
GIA Museum Exhibits in New York
A brief look at GIA's permanent museum exhibit at the New York lab and campus.
Jadeite Bangle with the Appearance of Polymer Treatment
A jadeite jade bangle is submitted for lab testing to investigate the possibility of treatment.
Rare Faceted Wurtzite
A stone submitted for identification is revealed to be the first wurtzite examined by the GIA lab.
The Museum of London’s Extraordinary Cheapside Hoard
The history and mysteries behind a treasure of jewels hidden during the 1600s, a window to the past being fully opened to the public for the first time since a chance discovery a century ago.