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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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People meet and mingle at the entrance to the JCK Show.
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Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate

Decent demand for finished jewellery, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.

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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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Man sits next to microscope.
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Tucson Visit Spurs Geology Professor and Publisher to Head Back to School

Geologist and publisher earns his GG so he can share more information on gem materials with visitors to Geology.com, his Earth Science website.

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A bow brooch with long ribbon tendrils.
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Bows in Jewellery: The Finishing Touch in Giving

Bows have been a popular motif and finishing touch in jewellery and fashion from time immemorial, recurring and adapting to reflect the style of the era.

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Woman holds multiple strands of black cultured pearls.
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‘Pearl Goddess’ Pours Experience and Support into GIA Alumni Association

Betty Sue King shares her expertise at chapter meetings, on pearl trips and with donations to the Tucson auctions – all in support of the GIA alumni.

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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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Woman in green and white top and a white apron shows off a mollusc with a pearl in it.
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Jeweller’s Goal: Unite Gem and Jewellery Industry in One of Mexico’s Largest Cities

Alumni chapter leader wants to help develop Mexico’s third-most populous city into a thriving jewellery design and manufacturing hub.

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