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Amethyst History and Lore

Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewellery and crown jewels for centuries. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald and sapphire.

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The octopus head is a baroque Tahitian cultured pearl and its arms are made of black, yellow and white diamond (in a striped pattern) set in black-plated 18K gold.
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A Tropical Paradise of Ocean-Inspired Jewellery and Gemstones

Escape to a warm-water paradise in your mind with these jewels that formed in the sea, are inspired by marine life and evoke the ocean’s essence.

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The Glory of Green Gems

Green gemstones, which can uplift and heal our spirits, have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewellery.

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A bow brooch with long ribbon tendrils.
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Bows in Jewellery: The Finishing Touch in Giving

Bows have been a popular motif and finishing touch in jewellery and fashion from time immemorial, recurring and adapting to reflect the style of the era.

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Super Bowl Rings: A Gallery of NFL Championship Rings

Browse a gallery of popular Super Bowl rings, ranging from the original NFL Championship through to the modern Super Bowl.

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A spaceship-inspired ring of pink gems surrounding a pearl is showcased on a bride’s intricately drawn henna hands.
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Designer’s Inventive, ‘Outrageous’ Jewellery Wins Industry Awards

Emerging artist Trishala Ashok – who has won multiple design awards – looks beyond the mundane and minutiae of daily life to create her jewellery.

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Attendees ascend an escalator with an expansive view of the Hong Kong Convention Centre.
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2016 Hong Kong Show: Demand Slightly Up

Demand for diamonds and coloured gems exceeded the expectations of most exhibitors; many reported an improvement from last year’s business.

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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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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewellery Industry

All jewellery professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewellery manufacturing centre and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewellery industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewellery brands.

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Jewellery that Speaks the Language of Flowers

A flower is one of nature’s most delicate delights, so it’s natural that jewellery designers have long found inspiration in them, seeking to capture their fleeting beauty in jewellery.

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