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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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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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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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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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Man sits next to microscope.
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Tucson Visit Spurs Geology Professor and Publisher to Head Back to School

Geologist and publisher earns his GG so he can share more information on gem materials with visitors to Geology.com, his Earth Science website.

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Woman in green and white top and a white apron shows off a mollusc with a pearl in it.
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Jeweller’s Goal: Unite Gem and Jewellery Industry in One of Mexico’s Largest Cities

Alumni chapter leader wants to help develop Mexico’s third-most populous city into a thriving jewellery design and manufacturing hub.

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