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The Lure of American Freshwater Pearls: Revisiting the Latendresse Family

Tao Hsu, Chunhui Zhou, Artitaya Homkrajae, Joyce Wing Yan Ho, Emiko Yazawa, and Pedro Padua, June 19, 2017 Topics: Color, Education, Folklore, Geology, History, Localities, Recent Findings, Trade, Travel

John Latendresse is known as the father of American cultured pearls. He was also a great natural pearl collector and left his family a remarkable natural pearl collection. The Latendresse family is well recognized in the American pearl industry and has long supported GIA pearl research. Come with us to revisit this family and their pearl collection.

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Book Review: Gem Testing Techniques

Nathan Renfro, June 16, 2017

Review of Gem Testing Techniques by Alan Hodgkinson.

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2017 Vegas Outlook:
Decent, But Cautious, Buying

Russell Shor, May 31, 2017 Topics: Trade

Buyers at the 2017 JCK Show will likely stick to their open-to-buy plans, but take few chances on new lines or extra stock. Plus: An overview of retail sales, auction headlines.

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 Spring 2017 Gems & Gemology

Spring 2017 G&G: Brazil’s Diamond Production, Cuprian Liddicoatite, Silicon in Corundum, and Tucson Coverage

Jennifer-Lynn Archuleta, May 8, 2017

A summary of the Spring 2017 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Designer’s Award-Winning Jewelry Helps Reclaim Family History

Jaime Kautsky, May 8, 2017 Topics: Design, Education, Jewelry

A GIA JDT graduate and the grand prize winner of the Revere Academy’s 2016 Tahitian Pearl Jewelry Design Contest reclaims her family’s jewelry heritage.

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Hands hold a split open shell that shows the natural pearl.

Get Started on 2017 Continuing Education Recognition Program

Amanda J. Luke, May 8, 2017 Topics: Assembled Stone

This media-rich, interactive program makes it possible for GIA graduates to stay up to date with the latest gem and jewelry news and information.

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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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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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