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GIA graduate Catherine Zheng receives the first annual Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design.
Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design

The first annual Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design was presented to GIA graduate Catherine Zheng.

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Small precision-cut emerald from Swat Valley, Pakistan
Supply Chain Transparency and Beneficiation

Jean Claude Michelou shares his perspective on supply chain transparency and beneficiation in source countries.

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Update from the Responsible Jewellery Council

Edward Johnson and Anne-Marie Fleury discuss the status of RJC's efforts to update its existing standards.

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Art Deco-inspired necklace featuring blue sapphire, tanzanite, diamonds and enamel. An ornate pendant hangs from a chain with stations of embellished links in between the chain.
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2017 Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design Showcases Jewelry Art

The grand prize winner of the 2017 Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design is named.

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The Magic of Colored Diamonds

Colored diamonds are in the spotlight. They’re routinely breaking records at auction houses. Learn more about these gemological marvels of the rarest order.

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

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 man and woman sit at a restaurant table gazing at one another.
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Texas Jewelers Leave a Legacy of Learning, Bestow Nearly $500,000 for Scholarships

Charles and Erna Leutwyler’s endowed scholarship makes it possible for future generations of aspiring gem and jewelry professionals to pursue dreams.

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Hands hold a split open shell that shows the natural pearl.
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Get Started on 2017 Continuing Education Recognition Program

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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Designer’s Award-Winning Jewelry Helps Reclaim Family History

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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Tanzanite
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Tanzanite Description

Tanzanite is the blue to violet to purple variety of the mineral zoisite. It is mined commercially only in one area of the world: the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, which is where it gets its name.

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