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De Beers Optimistic as Sales Revive; Luxury Houses Remain Cautious

Russell Shor, February 21, 2017 Topics: Design, Education

De Beers has largest cycle (sight) in more than two years. Luxury sales have begun to rise again after a negative year.

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Atypical “Beading” in the Production of Cultured Pearls from Australian Pinctada maxima

Kenneth Scarratt, Nicholas Sturman, Abeer Tawfeeq, Peter Bracher, Michael Bracher, Artitaya Homkrajae, Areeya Manustrong, Nanthaporn Somsa-ard, and Chunhui Zhou, February 13, 2017 Topics: Ongoing Research

In 2011, the authors began to see cases of low-quality natural pearls being used as unconventional “beads” for cultured nacre growth.

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Grandics, wearing black-framed glasses, is behind a bouquet of point-shaped molds.

Emerging Designer Wins Grant to Create Ethical Brand

Jaime Kautsky, February 13, 2017 Topics: Design, Education

Designer’s frequent world travels laid a foundation of creative experimentation, design inspiration and social responsibility.

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Rebecca Buys sits on her motorcycle.

‘Hippie’ Designer-Appraiser Follows Her Heart, Re-ignites Local Alumni Chapter

Jaime Kautsky, February 13, 2017 Topics: Design, Education

Rebecca Buys, GG, with a fulfilling career as a designer and appraiser, guides GIA alumni opportunities in San Diego, California.

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A group of people in evening attire.

GIA Alumni Association Celebrates 35th Anniversary in 2017

Kate Donovan, February 13, 2017

The GIA Alumni Association was officially launched in 1982. Plus: Participate in a variety of global chapter activities to be more connected.

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Man and woman in front of the Party at the GIA Gem Mine Cosmic Blast backdrop.

GIA Hosts Alumni Events, Displays at Tucson 2017 Gem Shows

Amanda J. Luke, February 13, 2017

GIA threw a party for alumni from around the world who gathered in Tucson for the gem shows. Plus: GIA library and museum exhibits.

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Located on GIA's Carlsbad campus, The Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center is the largest, most complete library of its kind.

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