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Jessie brooch by Paula Crevoshay.

Exhibition Review: Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel

Marie Chabrol, January 13, 2017

A review of Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel, at the Museum of Mineralogy at the ParisTech School of Mines in France.

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Book Review: Cartier Dazzling: High Jewelry and Precious Objects

Jo Ellen Cole, January 9, 2017

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

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Fritsch Ring at LACMA

Exhibition Review: Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection

Jennifer-Lynn Archuleta, January 5, 2017

Review of Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Gold bracelet with enamel, pearls, and citrine.

Exhibition Review: Spectaculaire Second Empire

Marie Chabrol, December 23, 2016

Review of Spectaculaire Second Empire at the Orsay Museum in Paris.

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Skyline of downton Ramat Gan

GIA Education Attracts Diverse Students to Hub of Israel Diamond Industry

Kristin Mahan, December 23, 2016 Topics: Gemology

In mid-November of 2016, GIA instructor Ric Taylor traveled to the Ramat Gan offices of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association Ltd (IDMA) to teach the Institute’s five-day Diamond Grading Lab class. The class brought together a diverse group of Israeli and international students with a range of experience from performing appraisals to buying and selling rough diamonds.

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Gem Fossicking: Recreational Mining in Australia

Tao Hsu, Andrew Lucas, and Vincent Pardieu, December 16, 2016 Topics: Gemology, Mining, Trade, Travel

Fossicking is a special type of mining activity that Australians love. Australia is a large country rich in many types of gem resources. Come to Australia with the GIA field gemology team to feel the passion of gem fossicking in the southern hemisphere.

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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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