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A notebook, pen, mobile phone with compass app and a digital camera sit on top of a map.
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The Stories Behind the Photos: A Gigantic Aquamarine and ‘Gaudy’ Nature

Gemmological photojournalist Robert Weldon shares the stories behind some of his favourite photos.

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Three light-to-medium blue carved sculptures sit in a line – from larger to smaller.
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Making the Cut: The Art and Science of Fantasy Carving

Gem cutters - whether “gem whisperers” or mathematicians - create breathtakingly artistic individual gems and sculptures.

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A green-blue specimen was identified as Maxixe-type beryl.
Green-Blue Maxixe-Type Beryl

A transparent greenish-blue pear-shaped gemstone, reportedly from Madagascar, is discovered to be a Maxixe-type beryl.

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Multi-colored gems are superimposed on an image of glacier peaks.
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Gems and Minerals from the Sub-Arctic

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe to explore gems from polar regions.

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Aquamarine with a dramatic secondary growth layer
Unusual Growth Zoning in Beryl

A striking aquamarine specimen showed a strongly saturated secondary growth layer.

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Aquamarine from San Luis Potosí State in northern Mexico
Aquamarine from a New Primary Deposit in Mexico

Examination of aquamarine samples from a new primary deposit in San Luis Potosí, northern Mexico.

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A spaceship-inspired ring of pink gems surrounding a pearl is showcased on a bride’s intricately drawn henna hands.
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Designer’s Inventive, ‘Outrageous’ Jewellery Wins Industry Awards

Emerging artist Trishala Ashok – who has won multiple design awards – looks beyond the mundane and minutiae of daily life to create her jewellery.

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JTV broadcasts from Tucson
Jewelry Television in Tucson

A look at JTV’s history, current activities and impact on the industry.

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2016 GJX show at Tucson
Tucson 2016

An overview of the 2016 gem shows.

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Worker attaching wax forms
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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewellery Industry

All jewellery professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewellery manufacturing centre and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewellery industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewellery brands.

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