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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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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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A diamond ring without the centre stone, which is framed by two rows of small diamonds.
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Jewellery Detectives: Students Search for Clues to Quality Workmanship and Longevity

GIA’s Jewellery Forensics seminar teaches students to become jewellery detectives as they assess jewellery design and engineering for quality.

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A ruby and diamond choker. The centre section is made of six strands of red pearls, framed by rubies and diamonds.
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Mughal Jewels Auction: Al-Thani Collection Raises $109 Million (£87.5 Million)

Collectors from around the world descended on Christie's Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence auction of the jewels from the Al-Thani Collection on 19 June.

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People meet and mingle at the entrance to the JCK Show.
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Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate

Decent demand for finished jewellery, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.

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A group of rough sapphires encircle cut sapphires.
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Montana Yogo Sapphires’ Unique Gemmology

A look at the mining and distinguishing characteristics of this naturally vibrant blue sapphire.

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Detail of pendant elements heart and palmette shows twisted wire details (probably cast) and granulation soldered on.
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A New Life for Revival Jewellery Styles: Archaeological, Renaissance and Egyptian

Revival jewellery is inspired by the past – and wearing it connects us to the rich history of the beginning of civilisation.

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