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Cutting the ‘Imperial Flame’ Topaz

See how gem artist Alexander Kreis transforms a rough topaz crystal into a masterpiece of gem cutting.

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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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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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"Modern" Jewellery: Retro to Abstract

A review of mid-20th century jewellery styles.

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