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Diamond with Unusual Laser Manufacturing Remnant

An unusual laser manufacturing remnant, possibly once used to guide a gem cutter, was left behind in a clock-like shape.

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“Candelabra” Necklace
The Rock Hound: Muzo Emeralds and Ethical Practices

Susi Smither discusses her sustainable, responsible, and ethically based business practices.

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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.
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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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Sawing bangle blanks from jadeite slabs
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Jadeite Manufacturing and Trading Hubs in Guangdong, China

Join a GIA team on a visit to the bustling jadeite trading centers of Guangdong Province, China. You'll observe a market understood by few Westerners, as industry leaders explain the intricate details of a gemstone that's also an integral part of the culture.

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Hydrothermally Grown Synthetic Aquamarine Manufactured in Novosibirsk, USSR

Physical, chemical, spectroscopic, and microscopic characteristics of a sample of hydrothermally grown synthetic aquamarine from the USSR are presented.

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“Ethics of Jewelry” panelists at the Met.
"The Ethics of Jewelry" at MetFridays

A summary of “The Ethics of Jewelry” panel, held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 25, 2019.

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Gold veins in natural gold-in-quartz
Manufactured Gold-in-Quartz Jewelry

Manufactured gold-in-quartz jewelry was examined in the Carlsbad lab.

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Panyu: A Legendary Manufacturing Hub for the Global Gem and Jewelry Industry

The Panyu district is a leading gemstone cutting and jewelry manufacturing center for the global gem and jewelry industry. Situated near Hong Kong, it plays a key role in jewelry exports from mainland China and Hong Kong. Join GIA field gemologists on a visit to some of the companies and key locations in this gem and jewelry manufacturing powerhouse.

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