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.
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.
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.
Gem Localities of the 2000s
The past decade saw some impressive discoveries of diamonds and colored stones.
The Ultimate Gemologist: A Tribute to Richard T. Liddicoat
On this occasion—the celebration of Richard T. Liddicoat’s 50 years guiding Gems & Gemology—it is fitting to review his enormous impact on the field of gemology.
Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine
Located near the Arctic Circle, Diavik is one of the world’s richest diamond deposits and a leader in sustainable mining.
Rough Diamond Auctions: Sweeping Changes In Pricing and Distribution
Examines the growing percentage of rough diamonds being sold through auctions, a shift that has caused price volatility while opening up supply to more manufacturers and dealers.
Botswana’s Scintillating Moment
Examines the history of diamond production in Botswana and the long-term outlook for beneficiation through value-added industries.