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People meet and mingle at the entrance to the JCK Show.
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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.

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“Colors of Maine” kaleidoscope.
Derek Katzenbach: Faceter, Gem Artist, Custom Jeweler

Maine-based designer Derek Katzenbach discusses his education and inspiration.

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A bright orange, multi-faceted gem.
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Fall for Autumn Gems

Nature gives us a brilliant palette of color-changing leaves and a spectacular kaleidoscope of colorful sunsets during the fall season.

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The Glory of Green Gems

Green gemstones, which can uplift and heal our spirits, have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewelry.

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Red spinel, Burma ruby
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A Case of Mistaken Identity?

Don’t judge a gem by color alone. Many clues can help you identify gems of similar colors.

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A round, bright red gem displayed on a dark gray background.
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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are surefire accessories for sultry summer days.

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A view from behind of a bejeweled winged insect.
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A Glittering Garden: A Menagerie of Designs from Mother Nature

Delightful garden creatures and flowers are favorite subjects that transform beautifully into Victorian, Art Nouveau and modern jewelry designs.

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Bursts of yellow and purple radiate throughout this round cut amertrine.
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Colorblocking: The Art and Fashion of Multicolor Gemstones

The fashion trend of colorblocking can be found in the artistic combinations of color in multicolor gemstones known for their color zoning or banding.

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Kunzite top and side view
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Colored Stone Darkness & Brightness

Part 3 of 5 in the series: Value Factors, Design, and Cut Quality of Colored Gemstones (Non-Diamond). This article examines how cutting decisions can have a profound affect on a gemstone’s color quality.

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Crevoshay’s “Penguin” pendant.
New Designs from Paula Crevoshay

Designer Paula Crevoshay’s artistry is on display at AGTA.

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