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Patrick O’Shea stands in front of a staircase at the Javits Center in New York City.
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The Curious Life of Patrick O’Shea: From Ballistics Detective to Gemmologist and Jewellery Designer

Patrick O’Shea’s life’s journey led him down many career paths until they all came together as a designer who specialises in masonic jewellery.

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Designer Kara Ross Featured in First “Aluminati” Exhibition

Kara Ross kicks off the "Aluminati: Students to the Stars" series with a collection of her renowned jewellery

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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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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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Emerald and diamond brooch.
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Jewels of Hollywood: Accessories and Jewellery that Made the Stars Shine

“Jewels of Hollywood”, on loan from the Kazanjian Foundation, showcases some of the jewellery and accessories associated with Hollywood royalty.

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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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Three smaller cameos show the progression of craving a cameo from rough shell. They sit in sand alongside a shell with a fully carved cameo on it.
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Cameos: Timeless, Miniature Carvings for Jewellery Lovers

The rich history and lore of cameos make them a fascinating avenue into the world of collecting for history, mythology and jewellery buffs.

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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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A view from behind of a bejeweled winged insect.
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A Glittering Garden: A Menagerie of Designs from Mother Nature

Delightful garden creatures and flowers are favourite subjects that transform beautifully into Victorian, Art Nouveau and modern jewellery designs.

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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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