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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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Topaz Journey

Honey yellow. Fiery orange. Cyclamen pink. Icy blue. In warm or cool tones, topaz is a lustrous and brilliant gem

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Precious topaz colour range
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Topaz Description

Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide colour range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Colourless topaz is plentiful, and is often treated to give it a blue colour

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Woman holds multiple strands of black cultured pearls.
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‘Pearl Goddess’ Pours Experience and Support into GIA Alumni Association

Betty Sue King shares her expertise at chapter meetings, on pearl trips and with donations to the Tucson auctions – all in support of the GIA alumni.

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Karyna Sena stands in front of a sapphire mine near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Designer’s Love of Brazil – and its Gems – Shines in Every Piece She Creates

Karyna Sena, a third-generation gem and jewellery professional, infuses the rich tapestry of Brazil – and her joie de vivre – in each of her designs.

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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; Summer 1991

From the Summer 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, a summary of important gemmology-related articles published in other journals.

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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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Positive Design With Negative Space

Sometimes what you don’t see is as important as what you do. “Negative space” is the explanation for this curious statement.

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