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Italian Designer Forges Her Own Path in Bangkok

Jaime Kautsky, October 11, 2017 Topics: Design, Education

Designer from historic Italian jewelry boutique creates her own brand, company in Bangkok.

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Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects

Book Review: Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects

Timothy Adams, October 6, 2017

Review of Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects by François Chaille.

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Taffin: The Jewelry of James de Givenchy

Book Review: Taffin: The Jewelry of James de Givenchy

Larry S. Larson, September 22, 2017

Review of Taffin: The Jewelry of James de Givenchy, by James Taffin de Givenchy, Tobias Meyere, and Hamilton South

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma May Wreak Havoc on Luxury Sales, Too

Russell Shor, September 18, 2017

The devastating damage of Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida will likely take a toll on luxury sales.

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A sorter works at a table lined with sorted piles of diamond rough.

Diamond Producers Aim for Lower Qualities in Today’s Market

Russell Shor, September 18, 2017

The average value of rough diamonds mined in 2016 took a sharp drop, while demand has trended toward smaller stones and lower qualities.

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Husband and wife gaze happily at emerald rough found in a Colombian mine.

Colombian Emerald Industry: Winds of Change

GIA, September 8, 2017 Topics: Gemology, Geology, Localities, Mining, Trade, Travel

Andy Lucas, GIA’s education manager of field gemology, shares the changes he observed in Colombia’s major emerald mining and cutting areas.

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How to Modify a Goldsmith Hammer

Compiled by GIA’s Jewelry Manufacturing Arts Instructors
 

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The First Point of Reference for Gems and Jewelry

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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