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The ring is designed with a wavy strip of black diamonds in the center framed on each side with colorless diamonds set in a ruffled edge The earring are crescent shaped with black diamond on the inside framed by colorless diamonds in a ruffled edge.
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GIA Researchers Look Inside Black Diamonds

Black diamonds are striking in jewellery. GIA researchers report on the unique properties used to identify black diamonds and the potential treatments.

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Colombian independent miners
Colombian Emerald Industry: Winds of Change

A first-hand look at Colombia’s emerald mines and the cutting and trading industry in Bogotá.

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A sorter works at a table lined with sorted piles of diamond rough.
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Diamond Producers Aim for Lower Qualities in Today’s Market

The average value of rough diamonds mined last year dropped sharply, while demand has trended towards smaller stones and lower qualities.

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Miners, working in a row along a body of water, use hand sieves to sift gravel.
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International Group Sets Sights on Sustainable Gemstone Mining

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reviews issues surrounding sustainable mining practices and increasing returns for artisanal miners.

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RJC Panel Explores Coloured Gemstone Issues at Baselworld 2017

The Responsible Jewellery Council holds a discussion on the challenges and issues of certifying coloured gem firms at the 2017 Baselworld fair.

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A close-up image of a pile of rough diamonds.
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Ups and Downs of 2016 Make for an Uncertain 2017

The diamond industry was slow to recover in 2016 and coloured gems got a welcome shot in the arm. Mixed signals leave no clear indicators for 2017.

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Is Another 1,000 (or 3,000) Carat Diamond Around the Corner?

Find out why the number of very large diamonds entering the market has increased sharply in the last few years.

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Large rough diamonds sit on a mirror.
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Russia’s Lomonosov Diamond Project Shows its Fancy Colours

Lomonosov yields fancy colours – purplish pink, violet, green, yellow and brown – and a high percentage of gem-quality colourless (D-to-Z) diamonds.

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Madagascar Ruby Rush
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Pardieu Brings Ruby Rush to Life with Stories and Updates from Madagascar

Field gemmologists share the challenges and opportunities of travelling to a Madagascar ruby deposit to collect samples to be used as reference material.

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Bright Light at Midnight: Canada’s Far North Land of Diamonds

Geologists braved the rugged and remote terrain of Canada’s Northwest Territories for years until they found diamonds.

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