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A multi-diamond brooch.
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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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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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Buyers were checking the quality of a jadeite boulder
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Witnessing the 56th Myanma Gems Emporium

A first-hand look at this annual ten-day auction, where local and foreign buyers bid on jadeite, pearl and other gem lots.

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A jadeite necklace of graduated beads.
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Jade Report: Increased Mining Creates Large Stockpiles

Myanmar’s jade stocks are piling up in gem warehouses near the border and in dealers' safes. Mining has far exceeded the market’s ability to absorb it.

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A large ruby crystal in calcite with three faceted rubies in front.
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Economists Foresee Bright Holiday Season

National Retail Federation predicts a strong increase in holiday sales; U.S. ban on Myanmar ruby and jade lifted; diamond market report.

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De Beers’ Sight: Recovery or Overload?

De Beers’ recent rough price increase has caused some concern among manufacturers who have just begun to return to profit after two years of struggle.

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Worker attaching wax forms
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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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Nephrite Pendant
Nephrite Jade from Guangxi Province, China

Introduces the Chinese nephrite mine in Hechi and characterises the “band” and dendritic patterns found in this material.

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Jadeite bangle revealing natural inclusions
Jadeite Bangle with the Appearance of Polymer Treatment

A jadeite jade bangle is submitted for lab testing to investigate the possibility of treatment.

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Cross jewel of gold, turquoise, other gems
GIA Museum Exhibits in New York

A brief look at GIA's permanent museum exhibit at the New York lab and campus.

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