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Confusing, Triangular Inclusions in an Art Deco-Style Pin
Spring 1991 G&G Lab Notes

This section, from the Spring 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of interesting finds from GIA’s laboratories.

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The superior size and color of the 325.13 ct. tsavorite garnet from Merelani was discovered at the Tucson Gem & Mineral show in 2007. Courtesy of Michael Couch & Associates, West Des Moines, Iowa; photo by Robert Weldon © GIA
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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Combine emeralds and gold with the sophisticated design of Cartier and voilà − earrings of timeless beauty. Courtesy of a private collector. Photo by Tino Hammid/Copyright GIA and Tino Hammid
Leaf Motifs: Timeless Beauty for All Seasons of Jewellery

The humble leaf has captivated jewellery designers for centuries and they’ve transformed it into enduring pieces of beautiful jewellery.

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Panjshir Valley
Searching for Emeralds in Afghanistan

GIA field gemmologists are a different breed. When Andy Lucas, GIA manager of Field Gemmology in Carlsbad, decided to take some holiday time, he didn’t make for the usual destinations. No beaches, ski resorts or cosmopolitan cities. Lucas instead headed off to Afghanistan, lured by deposits of fine emeralds.

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