Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate
Decent demand for finished jewelry, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.
Jewelry Glossary Project Survey
A call for input from gem and jewelry professionals for a glossary to define industry-specific terms.
Sourcing Stones with Columbia Gem House
Thoughts from a longtime Tucson exhibitor on responsible practices and the changing market trends.
"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.
Gem Legacy: A Nonprofit for East African Communities
A gem dealer gives back to the mining communities that have supplied gems over the course of his career.
Recycled Gemstones from Perpetuum Jewels
A wholesaler supplying the bridal market with recycled gemstones and antique cuts shares his thoughts on the market and on responsible practices.
The Rock Hound: Muzo Emeralds and Ethical Practices
Susi Smither discusses her sustainable, responsible, and ethically based business practices.
Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) Conference
A report from the Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) Conference, held in Tucson, Arizona, on February 6, 2019
Tucson 2019 Overview
An overview from the 2019 Tucson gem shows.
Revealing “The Angel in the Stone”: The Largest Known Square Cushion-Cut Tsavorite
A 283.74 ct rough tsavorite from Merelani, Tanzania, yields a square cushion-cut gemstone weighing 116.76 ct.