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Patrick O’Shea stands in front of a staircase at the Javits Center in New York City.
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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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Two people walk past a Kay Jewelers storefront.
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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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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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Three loops of diamond ribbons form a bow around a ruby framed by more diamonds.
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National Retail Federation Predicts a Cheery Holiday

The building blocks are in place for a strong 2018 U.S. holiday season. Plus, diamond market updates and upcoming auctions.

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Crowds of people on the trade show floor.
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Typhoon, Trade Wars and Currency Lows Dampen Hong Kong Shows

Business at the September Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Shows was patchy, despite a strong world economy. Buyers left early to avoid Typhoon Mangkhut.

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Yunnan emerald at Tucson
Rare Emerald from China and Pink Sapphire from Sri Lanka

An emerald from a largely unexplored Chinese deposit is seen at Tucson, along with a pink sapphire recut after removal from a necklace.

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34th International Gemmological Conference

A report from the 34th IGC, held in Vilnius, Lithuania in August 2015.

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2016 GJX show at Tucson
Tucson 2016

An overview of the 2016 gem shows.

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“Queen Thai” bracelet with fire opals.
New Designs from Paula Crevoshay

World-renowned jewellery artist Paula Crevoshay displays some of her newest pieces at the Tucson gem shows.

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