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A ruby and diamond choker. The center section is made of six strands of red pearls, framed by rubies and diamonds.
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Mughal Jewels Auction: Al-Thani Collection Raises $109 Million

Collectors from around the world descended on Christies’ Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence auction of the jewels from the Al-Thani Collection on June 19.

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Ametrine from Yuruty, Bolivia
Update on Ametrine from the Yuruty Mine, Bolivia

A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewelry manufacturing techniques, and industry trends.

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Leaf Motifs: Timeless Beauty for All Seasons of Jewelry

The humble leaf has captivated jewelry designers for centuries and they’ve transformed it enduring pieces of beautiful jewelry.

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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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Bursts of yellow and purple radiate throughout this round cut amertrine.
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Colorblocking: The Art and Fashion of Multicolor Gemstones

The fashion trend of colorblocking can be found in the artistic combinations of color in multicolor gemstones known for their color zoning or banding.

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Freshwater pearl samples
Provenance Discrimination of Freshwater Pearls by LA-ICP-MS and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA)

Investigates trace-element chemistry of freshwater natural pearls from North America and China with LA-ICP-MS and uses LDA to identify their origins.

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Large, fine-color tanzanites
Natural-Color Tanzanite and Yellow Sapphire – Tucson 2014

Fine unheated tanzanite, untreated yellow sapphire, and heated pink zircon on display at GJX in Tucson.

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Large Sri Lankan alexandrite
Fine Corundum, Paraíba Tourmaline, and Alexandrite – Tucson 2014

Updates on the corundum, paraíba tourmaline, and alexandrite markets from the 2014 gem shows in Tucson, Arizona.

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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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Culturing Pearls in Mergui, Myanmar
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GIA Field Gemologists Visit Pearl Farms Near Mergui, Myanmar

Dip beneath Myanmar’s waters in search of South Sea cultured pearls with GIA’s field gemologists.

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