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Good Luck Charms

Gems and jewelry are often used as good luck charms because they can evoke power and positivity. Check out these lucky charms used around the world.

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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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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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Spring 2015 G&G Examines Blue Spinel, Chinese Jewelry Design and the Latest in Synthetics

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Spring 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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The Chinese Soul in Contemporary Jewelry Design

Guided by their cultural heritage and powered by a rapidly growing domestic consumer market, Chinese designers are exerting a powerful influence on the global stage.

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Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry: “Harmonic Couple: Luan and Phoenix”
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Lao Feng Xiang: China’s Time-Honored Jeweler

A GIA team visited one of China’s oldest jewelers, with a rich tradition of retail and manufacturing. The authors learned about the reputation Lao Feng Xiang has developed over the years, and how the company has transformed to cater to today’s market.

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Gemstone Carving in China: Winds of Change

Chinese master carvers have produced some of the world's most sophisticated gemstone carvings.

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Abstracts; Summer 1991

From the Summer 1991 issue of Gems & Gemology, a summary of important gemology-related articles published in other journals.

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Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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