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GIA’s Knowledge Sessions: A New Way to Share Gemmological Information

Webinars are an easy, informal way for GIA experts to share information and stay connected with the community of researchers and gem and jewellery lovers.

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Colombian Emerald Industry: Winds of Change

Andy Lucas, GIA’s education manager of field gemmology, researches and documents the mine to market journey of gemstones. Lucas shares the changes he observed in Colombia’s major emerald mining and cutting areas in a presentation he gave at the 2017 JCK Las Vegas show.

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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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A Look Back — and Forward — After 40 Years in the Gem and Jewellery Industry

Russell Shor reflects on the people, gems and stories he’s encountered as he’s covered the industry over the years.

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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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Jewellery Sales Show Modest Rise; Higher End Soars

US Christmas jewellery sales increased slightly from 2018. Online buying surged, while foot traffic in retail stores slowed.

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2019 in Review: Diamond Trade Begins Recovery, Jewellery Retail Sector Blooms Late and Extraordinary Auction Sales

2019: A year of ups and downs in the gem and jewellery industry, including diamonds, retail, auction sales and laboratory-grown diamonds.

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Diamond Market in Recovery and Top-End Auction Results

World’s two largest diamond producers say market is stabilising after several months of severe cutbacks in rough sales. Christie’s and Sotheby’s sales.

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A diamond necklace that features a 100.02 Fancy Intense yellow diamond. The pendant is done in the shape of a musical instrument.
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Bullish Predictions for 2019 Seasonal Sales Despite Concerns; Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction Sales

US seasonal sales predictions are better than expected. Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction features a 100 ct yellow diamond necklace by GIA alumna Anna Hu.

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US Consumer Confidence Remains Strong; Alluvial Diamond Tracking and Illegal Gold

US consumer confidence has kept the economy from sliding into a possible recession. Plus: Sustainable trends for diamonds and gold.

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