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A rectangle-shaped gold box, decorated with filigree, granulation and gems.
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Metalwork Takes a Bow: Techniques that Enhance Gemstone Jewelry

This collection of jewelry images illustrates how metalwork techniques showcase gemstone and 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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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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Gem inventory at Tucson
Tucson 2015

A summary of the findings at Tucson’s 2015 gem shows.

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Special Jewelry Collection Showcases Innovative Designs, Techniques

The GIA Museum showcases contemporary jewelry pieces donated by the American Jewelry Design Council.

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Jeweled Butterflies Welcome Spring

The butterfly has enchanted jewelry designers for centuries because of its breathtaking beauty. There’s also another reason this “flying flower” has transfixed the imagination. The butterfly is a universal symbol of transformation.

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Exhibition Review: Lustre: Pearling and Australia

A review of Lustre: Pearling and Australia at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne.

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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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Pearl History and Lore

People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years.

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Image of smartphone camera taking a photo of a gold brooch with gems
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How to Photograph Gems & Jewelry

Learn tips and tricks for taking great photos of gems and jewelry, even from your mobile device’s high-resolution camera.

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