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JCK Las Vegas 2018: Demand Improves, But Attendance Declines

Jewelry designers, manufacturers and diamond dealers generally saw steady, if still somewhat cautious, business.

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Clear, blue and pink synthetic diamond jewelry is displayed around and on pink boxes.
De Beers’ Synthetic Shock Draws Mixed Reactions at 2018 JCK

Retailers had mixed reactions to De Beers’ announcement that it would offer a low-priced line of synthetic diamond jewelry, called Lightbox.

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5.01 ct pinkish orange CVD synthetic diamond
Large Pinkish Orange CVD Synthetic Diamond

GIA’s New York lab recently tested a 5.01 ct pinkish orange CVD synthetic diamond that showed a remarkable combination of size, color, and clarity.

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Characterization of Blue Sapphires from the Mogok Stone Tract, Mandalay Region, Burma (Myanmar)

The Mogok Stone Tract of central Myanmar (Burma) is one of the world’s most famed sources of colored stones, particularly ruby, sapphire, and spinel.

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Geologist’s Newest Mission: Share the Love of Colored Gemstones

African-born colored stone specialist visits America and changes his life forever; finding love, earning GG and starting a new career.

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2018: A Good Year for Finding Mega-Diamonds

The three diamond mining companies that specialize in digging up large stones have found some really big ones during the first quarter of the year.

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