Editorial
Responsible Mining, a Trek to Chivor, and a Dash of Fabergé
Duncan Pay, Editor-in-Chief


An overview of the Summer 2016 Gems & Gemology content. 


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Articles (5)

Trade
Trade

The Color of Responsibility: Ethical Issues and Solutions in Colored Gemstones

Jennifer-Lynn Archuleta, Aug 3, 2016

Examines the challenges of ethical sourcing and production of colored stones, and what some industry leaders are doing to address the situation.

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Cut
Cut

The Challenges of Cutting a Large Gem Opal Rough

Theodore Grussing, Aug 3, 2016

A first-person account of cutting a 3,019 ct piece of white opal to create a 1,040 ct gem with play-of-color across the surface.

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Design
Design

Fabergé Cossack Figures Created from Russian Gemstones

Timothy Adams and Christel Ludewig McCanless, Aug 3, 2016

Hardstone figures of two Russian imperial bodyguards, commissioned in 1912 by Nicholas II, demonstrate the House of Fabergé’s meticulous detail and craftsmanship.

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Localities
Localities

In Rainier’s Footsteps: Journey to the Chivor Emerald Mine

Robert Weldon, Jose Guillermo Ortiz, and Terri Ottaway, Aug 3, 2016

Chronicles the famed emerald source through the adventures of Peter W. Rainier, who directed the mine from 1926 to 1931 and restored its former glory.

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Regular Features

Lab notes
Lab Notes

The latest advances and findings from GIA laboratories.

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Gem News
Gem News International

Global coverage of gem sources, notable new gem materials, and recent industry developments.

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Micro-World

An in-depth look at the hidden world of gem inclusions.

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Book Review
Reviews

Your guide to the latest
gem and jewelry books
and other media.

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THE DR. EDWARD J. GÜBELIN
MOST VALUABLE ARTICLE AWARD

The Chinese Soul in Contemporary Jewelry Design

Andrew Lucas, Merilee Chapin, Moqing Lin, and Xiaodan Jia

Splendor in the Outback: A Visit to Australia’s Opal Fields

Tao Hsu, Andrew Lucas, and, Vincent Pardieu

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