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Wanlaya Suwannapirom with painted pendant.
Gem Paintings from Thailand

Paintings created from uncut gem fragments are seen at Tucson’s GJX show.

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Synthetic quartz crystal with inclusion suite of almandine and pyrope.
Synthetic Quartz: A Designer Inclusion Specimen

A collectable inclusion specimen is created by introducing garnets to synthetic quartz during the growth process.

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2016 GJX show at Tucson
Tucson 2016

An overview of the 2016 gem shows.

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Wheel of Light Numinous pendant
Wheel of Light’s Mesmerising Optics

A closer look at the Spectrum award-winning pendant from Nature’s Geometry.

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Petrified wood carvings and cabochons.
Thai-Myanmar Petrified Woods

The properties of petrified woods originating from various localities in Thailand and Myanmar are examined.

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Positive Design With Negative Space

Sometimes what you don’t see is as important as what you do. “Negative space” is the explanation for this curious statement.

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And Then Came the Fantasy Cut

Once upon a time, gem cutting was a strict craft bound by centuries of tradition. Then Bernd Munsteiner (b. 1943) invented the fantasy cut.

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An Interesting Rose Quartz from Madagascar

A new find of rose quartz from Madagascar contained some unusual inclusions.

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Bismuthinite inclusions in rose quartz from Madagascar

Inclusions visible to the naked eye are common in almost all varieties of quartz apart from rose quartz.

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Rose Quartz Care and Cleaning

Learn about rose quartz's durability and how to care for your rose quartz jewellery.

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