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People meet and mingle at the entrance to the JCK Show.
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Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate

Decent demand for finished jewelry, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.

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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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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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A group of rough sapphires encircle cut sapphires.
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Montana Yogo Sapphires’ Unique Gemology

A look at the mining and distinguishing characteristics of this naturally vibrant blue sapphire.

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Man sits next to microscope.
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Tucson Visit Spurs Geology Professor, Publisher to Head Back to School

Geologist, publisher earns his GG so he can share more information on gem materials with visitors to Geology.com, his Earth Science website.

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Detail of pendant elements heart and palmette shows twisted wire details (probably cast) and granulation soldered on.
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A New Life for Revival Jewelry Styles: Archaeological, Renaissance and Egyptian

Revival jewelry is inspired from the past – and wearing it connects us to the rich history of the beginning of civilization.

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Woman holds multiple strands of black cultured pearls.
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‘Pearl Goddess’ Pours Experience, Support into GIA Alumni Association

Betty Sue King shares her expertise at chapter meetings, on pearl trips and with donations to the Tucson auctions – all in support of the GIA alumni.

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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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