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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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The gems spell out “The 2000th Gem Stone Design.”
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Gemstone ‘Paintings’ Tell Story of a Master Craftsman, Gem and Jewelry Mentor

A jeweler who quietly built a circle of inspiration and influence lives on in generations of GIA-educated jewelers and gemologists.

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Art Deco-inspired necklace featuring blue sapphire, tanzanite, diamonds and enamel. An ornate pendant hangs from a chain with stations of embellished links in between the chain.
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2017 Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design Showcases Jewelry Art

The grand prize winner of the 2017 Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design is named.

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Four people pose with a cardboard representation of Richard T. Liddicoat.
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2018 Tucson Events Encourage Alumni to Connect with GIA – and Each Other

Alumni celebrate Richard T. Liddicoat in Tucson. Winner of Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design announced.

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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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Sally Agarwal’s bracelet features 87 polki cut diamonds.
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Polki Diamonds: A ‘New’ Fashion Statement from Mogul India

Old becomes new when polki diamonds, one of the oldest forms of cut diamonds, find new life in Western jewelry designers’ pieces.

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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewelry Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a colored stone cutting and jewelry manufacturing center, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading, and retail operations.

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Sapphires in graduated colors – from yellow, green, blue, purple and pink – create rainbow effects on the face and band of this watch.
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Luxury Watch Companies Tone Down the Bling in 2016

A tour of the luxury watch pavilion at Baselworld 2016 revealed a much more muted line of products than were offered two or three years ago.

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Fabergé figures of Chamber Cossacks A.A. Kudinov and N.N. Pustynnikov
Fabergé Cossack Figures Created from Russian Gemstones

Hardstone figures of two Russian imperial bodyguards, commissioned in 1912 by Nicholas II, demonstrate the House of Fabergé’s meticulous detail and craftsmanship.

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