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The body and legs of the spider palm bracelet rests on top of the hand; the egg and web nest are the ring.

Designer’s ‘Complex, Eccentric’ Pieces Create Buzz, Find Fans in Hollywood and D.C.

Jaime Kautsky, January 26, 2018 Topics: Design, Education

Los Angeles designer designs a popular political pendant, is earning national press coverage and finding fans among Hollywood A-listers.

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A male retail jeweler helps a woman look at a diamond through a loupe.

2017 US Holiday Jewelry Sales Rise, Reports Indicate Continued Economic Growth

Russell Shor, January 19, 2018

Holiday jewelry sales in the U.S. increased in 2017, according to a several industry and economic reports. Updates on diamond markets and challenges.

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2017 Auction Roundup:
Pink and Blue Fancy Colored Diamonds Still Rule

Russell Shor, January 19, 2018

Buyers may have been discerning, but more than $1.1 billion worth of extreme top-end diamonds, colored gems and jewelry were sold at auction in 2017.

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Diaz needs to crouch low as he makes his way through jungle terrain with a backpack on. He wears boots and gloves to protect him on the uncut path.

30-Year Marine Corps Veteran Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Field Gemologist

Jaime Kautsky, January 16, 2018

The rigors and often-harrowing conditions of gemology field expeditions are no match for 30-year Marine veteran with a love of gems.

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Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection Book Cover

Book Review: Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection

Sharon Elaine Thompson, January 11, 2018

Review of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection by Sarah Davis

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Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s That Desert Book Cover

Book Review: Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert

Jana Smith, January 5, 2018

Review of Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert by Thomas K. Seligman and Usha R. Balakrishnan

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Tips From the Bench
How to Modify a Goldsmith Hammer

Compiled by GIA’s Jewelry Manufacturing Arts Instructors
 

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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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