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Detail of pendant elements heart and palmette shows twisted wire details (probably cast) and granulation soldered on.
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A New Life for Revival Jewelry Styles: Archaeological, Renaissance and Egyptian

Revival jewelry is inspired from the past – and wearing it connects us to the rich history of the beginning of civilization.

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Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewelry
The Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewelry: From the Himalayas to Fifth Avenue

This peridot article chronicles the creation of a fine suite of peridot jewelry from the mine in the Himalayas to the manufacture of the necklace, bracelet, ring, and earrings.

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 Hand holding tube-shaped boulder opal
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Queensland Opal Fields: Home of the Unique Australian Boulder Opal

Boulder opal is becoming more and more popular. Australia’s central Queensland is the home of more than a dozen of sources of this stone. Come with GIA field gemologists to find out more about this unique gem.

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Artist draws design on rough jadeite
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Witnessing the Creation of Jadeite Masterpieces

Visit a workshop full of master craftsmen devoted to designing and creating the finest jadeite carvings in the world, carvings truly worthy of being called masterpieces.

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Colored Gemstone Value Factors

Part 1 of 5 in the series: Value Factors, Design, and Cut Quality of Colored Gemstones (Non-Diamond). This article discusses the major value factors that affect the price of a colored gemstone.

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A man and three women pose in front of India setting.
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Find out how GIA connected with alumni and friends at the 2019 Tucson shows.

GIA hosts a variety of events and exhibits in Tucson each year. Find out how GIA connected with alumni and friends at the 2019 Tucson shows.

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Ametrine top view cut
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Colored Stone Cut Quality: What to Look For

Part 5 of 5 in the series “Value Factors, Design, and Cut Quality of Colored Gemstones (Non-Diamond)” explores craftsmanship’s bearing on cut quality.

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Tourmalines
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Factors in Colored Stones that Interact to Affect Value

Part 4 of 5 in the series: Value Factors, Design, and Cut Quality of Colored Gemstones (Non-Diamond). This article digs deeper into cutters’ choices and explores additional factors used in the trade to assess relative value.

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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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Firefighter Memorial
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Gem Cutting Styles - Definitions

Part 2 of 5 in the series: Value Factors, Design, and Cut Quality of Colored Gemstones (Non-Diamond). This article establishes a common language for discussing cutting styles, with a focus on basic faceting styles, and offers a short discussion on cabochons and beads

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