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A bright orange, multi-faceted gem.
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Fall for Autumn Gems

Nature gives us a brilliant palette of color-changing leaves and a spectacular kaleidoscope of colorful sunsets during the fall season.

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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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Wedding couple: Groom in black tuxedo and woman in white gown hold hands and gaze at one another. California hills in the background.
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Love in Tucson: The ‘Stars Aligned’ for Geologist and Designer at GIA Alumni Party

They met in line to get into the GIA Alumni Association Tucson party – and changed the course of their lives forever.

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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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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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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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Worker attaching wax forms
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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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