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Mining site at Zahamena National Park, Madagascar
The Color of Responsibility: Ethical Issues and Solutions in Colored Gemstones

Examines the challenges of ethical sourcing and production of colored stones, and what some industry leaders are doing to address the situation.

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Grandics, wearing black-framed glasses, is behind a bouquet of point-shaped molds.
Emerging Designer Wins Grant to Create Ethical Brand

Designer’s frequent world travels laid a foundation of creative experimentation, design inspiration and social responsibility.

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Sustainably mined yellow sapphire with a transparent chain of custody.
Ethical and Sustainable Vertical Integration in the Sapphire Market

The recession of 2008 transforms a gem business into a vertically integrated operation.

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How GIA Grades Diamonds

Learn about GIA's processes to ensure the most accurate and ethical diamond grading results.

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Gem Treatment Disclosure and U.S. Law

In recent years, the obligation to fully disclose all gem treatments has changed from a mere ethical responsibility to a legal one.

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An Era of Sweeping Change in Diamond and Colored Stone Production Markets

The diamond, colored stone, and pearl businesses have witnessed unprecedented change since the turn of the 21st century.

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Abstracts; Spring 2012

This article, from the Spring 2012 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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Jewelry Industry Summit

A report from the second Jewelry Industry Summit, held in Tucson, Arizona on January 29–30, 2017.

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Gem cutters in Jaipur wear masks provided by AGTA.
Gemstones and Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub

Projects developed by the GemHub to benefit miners, cutters, and others involved in the gem and jewelry industry.

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GILC 2016

A report from the International Colored Gemstone Association’s Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC), held in Tucson, Arizona on February 1, 2016.

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