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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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Ups and Downs of 2016 Make for an Uncertain 2017

The diamond industry was slow to recover in 2016 and colored gems got a welcome shot in the arm. Mixed signals leave no clear indicators for 2017.

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Diamonds in Canada

This article chronicles the discovery of primary diamond deposits throughout Canada, whose increasing supply of rough stones will have a growing impact on the world diamond industry.

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De Beers Reduces Rough Prices – Too Little?

De Beers reduces rough prices at May sight, undisclosed treated diamonds submitted to GIA and Sotheby’s, Christie’s sales break auction records − again.

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De Beers’ Sight Highlights Market Disarray

The results of the final De Beers’ sight for goods destined to be sold for Christmas were affected by manufacturers who had little appetite for rough that could not be cut profitably.

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This 1,111 carat rough unearthed in Botswana last year will be sold by Sotheby’s later this year. Courtesy of Lucara Diamond
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Better Than Expected: Hong Kong Demand Buoys Market

Encouraging demand at the March Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Show has buoyed the industry’s mood.

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January Outlook: Rough Diamond Supplies Up, Prices Down

The trade grappled with soft prices and excess inventories in 2015, but holiday sales helped reduce diamond inventories. Plus: China retail report.

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Jewelers to the Maharajas of Jaipur and Modern-Day Moguls

Enter a world not well-known in the West—the world of the maharajas and their jewelry, coveted by the modern-day moguls of business, entertainment, and royalty. See the fantastic works of art made today in the form of enameled Kundan meena jewelry and the regal look of polki diamonds.

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Tucson, Centurion Upbeat, But Caution Remains

Demand at Tucson was decent, but the retail outlook for 2016 in the U.S. remains cautious – with a slight decline in other major consumer centers.

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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewelry Industry

All jewelry professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewelry manufacturing center and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewelry industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewelry brands.

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