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Couple Engagement Ring Shopping
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How to Purchase the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

Follow these tips to pick out the perfect engagement ring for the love of your life.

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Diamond Cut: Anatomy of a Round Brilliant

Jewelers and gemologists use a specific set of terms to describe parts of a polished diamond. Certain measurements of the shape or proportions ultimately have an affect on the round brilliant diamond’s cut grade.

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Jewelers to the Maharajas of Jaipur and Modern-Day Moguls

Enter a world not well-known in the West—the world of the maharajas and their jewelry, coveted by the modern-day moguls of business, entertainment, and royalty. See the fantastic works of art made today in the form of enameled Kundan meena jewelry and the regal look of polki diamonds.

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Jaipur, India: The Emerald Cutting and Trading Powerhouse

Jaipur, India, is a leading emerald cutting and trading center for the global gem and jewelry industry. See inside the industry with a GIA field team, and learn the intricacies of a business seldom seen by the public or most members of the industry.

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Heart Jewelry and Gems for a Valentine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy these curated images of heart jewelry and gems that symbolize the center of emotion.

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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewelry Industry

All jewelry professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewelry manufacturing center and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewelry industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewelry brands.

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Cut: The 4th C

GIA began issuing reports that included a cut grade for round brilliant diamonds in 2006 in an effort to establish standards for cut in the same manner as it has for color and clarity. This grading system is based on research conducted over the prior decade which was chronicled in several articles published in Gems & Gemology.

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Ruby and Sapphire Production and Distribution: A Quarter Century of Change
Ruby and Sapphire Production and Distribution: A Quarter Century of Change

During the past 25 years, the corundum market has been transformed from one of medium to high-priced gems to one that encompasses nearly all price ranges.

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Begin with the End in Mind: Tips, Tools to Evaluate Diamond Rough

Guest speaker Chandra Horn shares the challenges artisanal miners face evaluating the quality of diamond rough and some tools to make it easier.

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Underground opal mining in Koroit
Splendor in the Outback: A Visit to Australia’s Opal Fields

Documents a trip to the renowned opal fields of Lightning Ridge, Koroit, Yowah, and Quilpie.

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