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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewelry Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a colored stone cutting and jewelry manufacturing center, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading, and retail operations.

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Woman in green and white top and a white apron shows off a mollusk with a pearl in it.
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Jeweler’s Goal: Unite Gem, Jewelry Industry in One of Mexico’s Largest Cities

Alumni chapter leader wants to help develop Mexico’s third-most populous city into a thriving jewelry design and manufacturing hub.

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Horn shaped jewel pendant featuring emeralds, rubies, diamonds and pearls, and shows engravings in Arabic.
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Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India

Learn about the journey of gemstones used to create the fabulous Indian jewelry featured in this special exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad.

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Famous Diamonds Examined by GIA

An aura of mystery has always surrounded these natural wonders, so it was quite an honor when GIA researchers examined these famous diamonds.

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The Chinese Soul in Contemporary Jewelry Design

Guided by their cultural heritage and powered by a rapidly growing domestic consumer market, Chinese designers are exerting a powerful influence on the global stage.

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A view from behind of a bejeweled winged insect.
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A Glittering Garden: A Menagerie of Designs from Mother Nature

Delightful garden creatures and flowers are favorite subjects that transform beautifully into Victorian, Art Nouveau and modern jewelry designs.

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Melee: Building Blocks of Contemporary Design

Learn about the versatility of melee in jewelry design and how to design and engineer long-lasting jewelry using GIA Quality Assurance Benchmarks.

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Three smaller cameos show the progression of craving a cameo from rough shell. They sit in sand alongside a shell with a fully carved cameo on it.
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Cameos: Timeless, Miniature Carvings for Jewelry Lovers

The rich history and lore of cameos make them a fascinating avenue into the world of collecting for history, mythology and jewelry buffs.

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Sally Agarwal’s bracelet features 87 polki cut diamonds.
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Polki Diamonds: A ‘New’ Fashion Statement from Mogul India

Old becomes new when polki diamonds, one of the oldest forms of cut diamonds, find new life in Western jewelry designers’ pieces.

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Terri Ottaway stands behind a table with several very large quartz crystal specimens are lined up on it. Some of them come up to her waist height.
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GIA’s Museum Team Creates Magic for New York Campus

Display features award-winning diamonds, huge quartz rock crystals, unusual carved gems and pieces of jewelry that represent multiple eras of design.

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