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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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‘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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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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Close-up shot of 18K yellow gold, emerald, enamel and diamond lariet suite, inclusing ring, lariet, pendant and earrings.
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GIA Scholarship Helps Designer Build Technical Skills and Creativity

JDT programme gives designer the skills and techniques – and freedom – to create the designs that move past the trends.

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Katzenbach Designs Honoured with Two AGTA Awards in Two Years

Designer specialises in Maine tourmaline, precision faceting, fantasy-cut gemstones and custom-designed jewellery.

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Love in Tucson: The ‘Stars Aligned’ for Geologist and Designer at GIA Alumni Party

They met in the queue to get into the GIA Alumni Association Tucson party – and changed the course of their lives forever.

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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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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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