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Ruby Description

Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire.

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Ruby Journey

Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire

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Not All That Glitters is Gold — Sometimes it is Mozambican Rubies

Learn about Mozambican rubies, including their mining history, characteristics and market demand.

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U.S. Retailers Continue to Cite ‘Challenging’ Environment; Synthetic Melee Detected

Economists are recognising that the decline in middle-class purchasing power is directly affecting some consumer products – including jewellery.

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‘Hippie’ Designer-Appraiser Follows Her Heart and Re-ignites Local Alumni Chapter

Rebecca Buys, GG, with a fulfilling career as a designer and appraiser, guides GIA alumni opportunities in San Diego, California.

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De Beers Optimistic as Sales Revive; Luxury Houses Remain Cautious

De Beers holds largest cycle (sight) in more than two years. Luxury sales have begun to rise again after a negative year.

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Landmark Articles from
Gems & gemmology

For eight decades, Gems & Gemology, GIA’s peer-reviewed quarterly journal, has educated generations of readers and protected the gem-buying public. We share ten landmark articles that were particularly significant to gem and jewellery professionals.

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Karyna Sena stands in front of a sapphire mine near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Designer’s Love of Brazil – and its Gems – Shines in Every Piece She Creates

Karyna Sena, a third-generation gem and jewellery professional, infuses the rich tapestry of Brazil – and her joie de vivre – in each of her designs.

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80 Years of Gems & Gemology

Over these eight decades, G&G has been a critical resource for the gem and jewellery industry. Groundbreaking articles on diamond grading appeared as early as the 1940s. Through the Lab Notes section, GIA gemmologists reported on the latest treatments and synthetics, which helped to protect the trade and the public.

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Photography Tips: A Gem’s Best Face Forward

Everyone would agree that exposure and focus are the most critical aspects to consider when photographing gems or jewellery. But there are two other practices that take this kind of photography even further: lighting and positioning of the gem or jewel. The first component ensures a successful photograph. The second makes a picture interesting – or even compelling.

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