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The symbol of medicine, the caduceus (wings on each side of the top of a staff with two snakes intertwined around it) stabbing thru the coronavirus. A garnet sits at the top of the staff.
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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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Patrick O’Shea stands in front of a staircase at the Javits Center in New York City.
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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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A multi-diamond brooch.
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2019 in Review: Diamond Trade Begins Recovery, Jewellery Retail Sector Blooms Late and Extraordinary Auction Sales

2019: A year of ups and downs in the gem and jewellery industry, including diamonds, retail, auction sales and laboratory-grown diamonds.

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Video presentation of Creative Careers panel.
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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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The opening panel,
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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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A diamond necklace that features a 100.02 Fancy Intense yellow diamond. The pendant is done in the shape of a musical instrument.
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Bullish Predictions for 2019 Seasonal Sales Despite Concerns; Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction Sales

US seasonal sales predictions are better than expected. Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction features a 100 ct yellow diamond necklace by GIA alumna Anna Hu.

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An oval shaped 33.40 ct white Australian opal and diamond pendant/brooch set in platinum.
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The Enigmatic Gemstone: Opal’s Playful Dance with Light

Opal’s play-of-colour is a lyrical dance: sometimes a grand jeté of bold, broad flashes of colour or smaller, quicksteps of pinpoint flashes.

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Man sits at his desk with a display stand of multiple pieces of jewelry in front of him.
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Alum’s Lifelong Quest: Searching for Jewellery Unicorns

Alan Nacht continues his family’s legacy - Bernard Nacht & Co. – and his quest for unforgettable jewellery.

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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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Emerald and diamond brooch.
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Jewels of Hollywood: Accessories and Jewellery that Made the Stars Shine

“Jewels of Hollywood”, on loan from the Kazanjian Foundation, showcases some of the jewellery and accessories associated with Hollywood royalty.

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