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‘Dreams of Diamonds’ Book and Exhibition Celebrate Spectacular Gems

Explore the wondrous world of diamonds in this large book (2 stone 5 lbs and three feet wide when open) and gallery from a past exhibition – that reveals their detail and beauty.

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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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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewellery Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a coloured stone cutting and jewellery manufacturing centre, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading and retail operations.

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The symbol of medicine, the caduceus (wings on each side of the top of a staff with two snakes intertwined around it) stabbing thru the coronavirus. A garnet sits at the top of the staff.
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Jeweller Creates ‘Medal of Honour’ Brooch to Recognise Coronavirus Healthcare Fighters

GIA graduate Franco Valobra creates a commemorative brooch to recognise healthcare workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle for survival.

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Ruby
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Ruby History and Lore

The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red”. The glowing red of ruby suggested an inextinguishable flame burning in the stone...

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Peridot
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Peridot History and Lore

Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun”.

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Pearl
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Pearl History and Lore

People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years.

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Opal
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Opal History and Lore

Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World and Empress.

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Moonstone
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Moonstone History and Lore

According to Hindu mythology, moonstone is made of solidified moonbeams.

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Garnet
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Garnet History and Lore

Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife.

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