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Close-up shot of 18K yellow gold, emerald, enamel and diamond lariet suite, inclusing ring, lariet, pendant and earrings.
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GIA Scholarship Helps Designer Build Technical Skills, Creativity

JDT program gives designer the skills and techniques – and freedom – to create the designs that move past the trends.

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Lattice-patterned gems encase an 18K gold kaleidoscope.
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Katzenbach Designs Honored with Two AGTA Awards in Two Years

Designer specializes in Maine tourmaline, precision faceting, fantasy-cut gemstones and custom-designed jewelry.

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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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A round, bright red gem displayed on a dark gray background.
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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are surefire accessories for sultry summer days.

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A view of downtown Hong Kong – with a freeway traveling through it.
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US Retailers Continue to Cite ‘Challenging’ Environment, Synthetic Melee Detected

Economists recognize that the decline in middle class purchasing power is directly affecting some consumer products – including jewelry.

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De Beers Optimistic as Sales Revive; Luxury Houses Remain Cautious

De Beers has largest cycle (sight) in more than two years. Luxury sales have begun to rise again after a negative year.

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Rebecca Buys sits on her motorcycle.
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‘Hippie’ Designer-Appraiser Follows Her Heart, Re-ignites Local Alumni Chapter

Rebecca Buys, GG, with a fulfilling career as a designer and appraiser, guides GIA alumni opportunities in San Diego, California.

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Karyna Sena stands in front of a sapphire mine near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Designer’s Love of Brazil – and its Gems – Shines in Every Piece She Creates

Karyna Sena, a third-generation gem and jewelry professional, infuses the rich tapestry of Brazil – and her joie de vivre – in each of her designs.

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18K yellow gold elephant pendant/brooch
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Good Luck Charms

Gems and jewelry are often used as good luck charms because they can evoke power and positivity. Check out these lucky charms used around the world.

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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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