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Pearl Description

Perhaps the best-loved gems of all time, pearls—both natural and cultured pearls—occur in a wide variety of colours. Learn about the factors that make pearls so popular and desirable!

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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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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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3-D Printing: GIA Equips Students for a ‘Technology Revolution’

The potential of 3-D printing is mind-boggling for jewellery design and manufacturing, where time, precision and cost-effectiveness are highly valued.

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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Corundum

Ruby and sapphire (usually blue, but also in every other colour) have been the most important coloured gemstones for several thousand years. Originating historically in south-east and central Asia, and more recently in eastern Africa, these coloured varieties of the mineral corundum have been much sought as gems because of their rarity, colour and durability. Gem corundum can display asterism and chatoyancy due to the presence of oriented mineral inclusions, and in some cases, a change of colour when viewed under different light sources.

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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Spinel

Found in nearly every colour – most notably red, pink and blue – spinels are popular gemstones because of their abundance, moderate cost and attractiveness.

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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Various Gems, Taaffeite - Zoisite

Among the collection assembled by Dr Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.

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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Various Gems, Sapphirine - Stibiotantalite

Among the collection assembled by Dr Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.

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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Various Gems, Olivine - Rutile

Among the collection assembled by Dr Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.

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GIA's Gübelin Gem Project: Various Gems, Kornerupine - Natrolite

Among the collection assembled by Dr Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.

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