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GIA’s Knowledge Sessions: A New Way to Share Gemmological Information

Webinars are an easy, informal way for GIA experts to share information and stay connected with the community of researchers and gem and jewellery lovers.

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Jeweller Creates ‘Medal of Honour’ Brooch to Recognise Coronavirus Healthcare Fighters

GIA graduate Franco Valobra creates a commemorative brooch to recognise healthcare workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle for survival.

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Not All That Glitters is Gold — Sometimes it is Mozambican Rubies

Learn about Mozambican rubies, including their mining history, characteristics and market demand.

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The Curious Life of Patrick O’Shea: From Ballistics Detective to Gemmologist and Jewellery Designer

Patrick O’Shea’s life’s journey led him down many career paths until they all came together as a designer who specialises in masonic jewellery.

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The (Creative) Paths Less Taken: Lessons Learned from GIA’s 2019 Creative Careers Panel Discussion

Jewellery industry leaders share the creative paths they took to successful careers at 2019 Carlsbad Jewellery Careers Fair.

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Translating Passion into Success: What “Job Success in Today’s Market” is All About

Iconic industry leaders share their success stories and tips with aspiring professionals at the 2019 Carlsbad Jewellery Careers Fair.

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Recent Graduates Offer Success Tips to GIA Students

A panel of GIA graduates share the various career paths they have taken in the gem and jewellery industry and offer advice to students.

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CVD, HPHT and Natural Diamonds
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Is There a Difference Between Natural and Laboratory-Grown Diamonds?

Learn about the differences – and similarities – between natural and laboratory-grown diamonds, and how GIA’s researchers and grading laboratories can tell the difference

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St Jude Children Tour Inside Gems’ Magical World

Young patients at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently explored the inner world of gems and minerals with a visiting team from GIA.

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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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