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Patrick O’Shea stands in front of a staircase at the Javits Center in New York City.
The Curious Life of Patrick O’Shea: From Ballistics Detective to Gemologist and Jewelry Designer

A life’s journey down many paths of self-discovery and interests all lead to jewelry designer.

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Three light-to-medium blue carved sculptures sit in a line – from larger to smaller.
Making the Cut: The Art and Science of Fantasy Carving

Gem cutters - whether “gem whisperers” or mathematicians - create breathtaking jewelry art.

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A piece of diamond rough with green body color and triangular etchings on the surface.
GIA Researchers Reveal the Secrets to Diamond-in-a-Diamond Mystery

Researchers examined one of the most interesting and unique diamond crystals ever found.

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Two people walk past a Kay Jewelers storefront.
Jewelry Sales Show Modest Rise; Higher End Soars

U.S. holiday sales increased slightly from 2018. Online buying surged, foot traffic in retail slowed.

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A multi-diamond brooch.
2019 in Review: Diamond Trade Begins Recovery, Jewelry Retail Blooms Late, Extraordinary Auction Sales

World’s two largest diamond producers say market is stabilizing after severe cutbacks in rough sales.

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A face-up view of a cushion cut diamond with blue color.
Gems & Gemology’s 7 Most Unusual Encounters from 2019

Check out some of the most interesting and unusual gems submitted to GIA’s laboratories in 2019.

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