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Colored stone pendants designed by Erica Courtney
Designs from Erica Courtney

Award-winning jewelry designer Erica Courtney presents four of her creations.

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Lattice-patterned gems encase an 18K gold kaleidoscope.
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Katzenbach Designs Honored with Two AGTA Awards in Two Years

Designer specializes in Maine tourmaline, precision faceting, fantasy-cut gemstones and custom-designed jewelry.

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Karyna Sena stands in front of a sapphire mine near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Designer’s Love of Brazil – and its Gems – Shines in Every Piece She Creates

Karyna Sena, a third-generation gem and jewelry professional, infuses the rich tapestry of Brazil – and her joie de vivre – in each of her designs.

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Worker attaching wax forms
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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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And Then Came the Fantasy Cut

Once upon a time, gem cutting was a strict craft bound by centuries of tradition. Then Bernd Munsteiner (b. 1943) invented the fantasy cut.

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Positive Design With Negative Space

Sometimes what you don’t see is as important as what you do. “Negative space” is the explanation to this curious statement.

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Gemstone Durability: Design to Display

A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.

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"Modern" Jewelry: Retro to Abstract

A review of mid-20th century jewelry styles.

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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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