The Rock Hound: Muzo Emeralds and Ethical Practices
Susi Smither discusses her sustainable, responsible, and ethically based business practices.
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.
Emerging Designer Wins Grant to Create Ethical Brand
Designer’s frequent world travels laid a foundation of creative experimentation, design inspiration and social responsibility.
Ethical and Sustainable Vertical Integration in the Sapphire Market
The recession of 2008 transforms a gem business into a vertically integrated operation.
"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.
Synthetic Forsterite and Synthetic Peridot
Large crystals of chromium-containing synthetic forsterite are being commercially manufactured for use as a laser material.
Synthetic Sapphire and Synthetic Spinel Doublets
Unusual doublets created from two different synthetics are revealed at the Carlsbad laboratory.
Synthetic Moissanite Imitations of Synthetic Colored Diamonds
Three faceted specimens, thought to be synthetic colored diamonds, are identified as synthetic moissanite.
Paraíba-Like Synthetic Sapphire
Two flame-fusion synthetic sapphires with a Paraíba-like color are examined at GIA’s Carlsbad lab.
Coated Pink Synthetic Moissanite
A pink synthetic moissanite is coated with a thin colored film, raising questions about the natural origin of its color.