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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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Tanzanite
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Tanzanite Description

Tanzanite is the blue to violet to purple variety of the mineral zoisite. It is mined commercially only in one area of the world: the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, which is where it gets its name.

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Tanzanite Journey

Lush blue velvet. Rich royal purple. Exotic tanzanite is found in only one place on earth, near majestic Kilimanjaro

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Tanzanite
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Tanzanite History and Lore

Tanzanite is relatively new to the coloured stone galaxy. Almost overnight, tanzanite became popular with leading jewellery designers and other gem professionals, as well as with customers who had an eye for beautiful and unusual gems.

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U.S. Retailers Continue to Cite ‘Challenging’ Environment; Synthetic Melee Detected

Economists are recognising that the decline in middle-class purchasing power is directly affecting some consumer products – including jewellery.

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‘Hippie’ Designer-Appraiser Follows Her Heart and Re-ignites Local Alumni Chapter

Rebecca Buys, GG, with a fulfilling career as a designer and appraiser, guides GIA alumni opportunities in San Diego, California.

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A scattering of rough diamonds
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De Beers Optimistic as Sales Revive; Luxury Houses Remain Cautious

De Beers holds largest cycle (sight) in more than two years. Luxury sales have begun to rise again after a negative year.

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Photography Tips: A Gem’s Best Face Forward

Everyone would agree that exposure and focus are the most critical aspects to consider when photographing gems or jewellery. But there are two other practices that take this kind of photography even further: lighting and positioning of the gem or jewel. The first component ensures a successful photograph. The second makes a picture interesting – or even compelling.

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Gemstone Durability: Design to Display

A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.

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Abstracts; Autumn 1991

This article, from the Autumn 1991 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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