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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Various Gems, Danburite – Humite

Among the collection assembled by Dr Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.

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Moonstone Description

To be called moonstone, a mineral’s actual identity is not as important as the beauty of its adularescence.

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Moonstone History and Lore

According to Hindu mythology, moonstone is made of solidified moonbeams.

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Moonstone Quality Factors

Learn about the factors that make moonstone so desirable.

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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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Three pieces of labradorite with yellow, blue and green flashes of color.
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Optical Effects of Phenomenal Cabochons

Learn how the structure, inclusions and properties of some gemstones interact with light to create unusual visual effects.

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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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Spring 2000 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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A man and a woman sit at a table with a couple of dozen gems in front of them. They are looking at them and making notes.
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Alumni Marry – and Create Award-Winning Fluorescent, Phosphorescent Diamond Necklace

Alumni couple, inspired by their mums, create beautiful jewellery – and a beautiful life – together.

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