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The GIA Museum’s “Dreams of Diamonds” exhibit featured more than 4,000 carats of diamonds, and marked the U.S. debut of Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden’s like-named book – a 160-page, 33-lb. tome. Photo by Kevin Schumacher/GIA
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‘Dreams of Diamonds’ Book and Exhibition Celebrate Spectacular Gems

Explore the wondrous world of diamonds in this large book (2 stone 5 lbs and three feet wide when open) and gallery from a past exhibition – that reveals their detail and beauty.

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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewellery Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a coloured stone cutting and jewellery manufacturing centre, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading and retail operations.

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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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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 pile of rough diamonds.
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US Government to Industry: Know Your Supply Chain; De Beers and Alrosa Cut Rough Sales

De Beers and Alrosa slashed rough diamond sales after ABN AMRO’s says it will no longer finance rough purchases for goods that can’t be cut profitably.

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Figure 1: Three views of the same 372.46 ct pearl. Front (left), back (center) and end‐on side (right).
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An Unusual Pearl

An Unusual Pearl: On reviewing the images sent, it was apparent that this was going to be an interesting job.

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Figure: 1 - The 52.49 carat
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An Imitation "Melo Pearl"

An Imitation "Melo Pearl"

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Figure 1: The external appearance (side‐on and down the drill‐holes) of the two pearls submitted for routine identification.
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Pearls with Unpleasant Odours

Pearls with Unpleasant Odours

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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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Six different shaped red and pink diamonds lined up in a row.
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Bank Suspends Credit for ‘Unprofitable’ Rough Diamonds

De Beers and Alrosa slashed rough diamond sales after ABN AMRO’s says it will no longer finance rough purchases for goods that can’t be cut profitably.

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