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Merelaniite whisker inclusions in tanzanite.
Merelaniite Inclusions in Tanzanite

A recently identified mineral is found, in whisker-like form, in a gem-quality tanzanite host.

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Wedding couple: Groom in black tuxedo and woman in white gown hold hands and gaze at one another. California hills in the background.
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Love in Tucson: The ‘Stars Aligned’ for Geologist and Designer at GIA Alumni Party

They met in the queue to get into the GIA Alumni Association Tucson party – and changed the course of their lives forever.

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2017 Las Vegas Trade Patchy, Designers and Diamonds Lead

Designers respond to market trends; demand for diamonds better than expected. Plus: Holiday season diamond marketing campaign gets funding boost.

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Luxury Firms Adjust to the Era of Diminished Opulence

Baselworld 2017: Luxury jewellery designers rethinking blingy, gem-laden looks for more artistic designs. Pink Star diamond sells for $71 million (£56 million).

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A view of downtown Hong Kong – with a freeway traveling through it.
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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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A scattering of rough diamonds
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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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Rebecca Buys sits on her motorcycle.
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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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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewellery Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a coloured stone cutting and jewellery manufacturing centre, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading and retail operations.

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An iridescent cleavage in tanzanite
Iridescent Inclusion in Tanzanite

A tanzanite displayed crystallographically aligned, vividly iridescent colours resulting from fine separations along the stone’s cleavage planes.

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This 1,111 carat rough unearthed in Botswana last year will be sold by Sotheby’s later this year. Courtesy of Lucara Diamond
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Better Than Expected: Hong Kong Demand Buoys Market

Encouraging demand at the March Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Show has buoyed the industry’s mood.

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