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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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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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The body and legs of the spider palm bracelet rests on top of the hand; the egg and web nest are the ring.
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Designer’s ‘Complex, Eccentric’ Pieces Create Buzz, Find Fans in Hollywood and D.C.

Los Angeles designer designs a popular political pendant, is earning national press coverage and finding fans among Hollywood A-listers.

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Gerd Dreher agate lily and Patrick Dreher citrine mouse
Gem Virtuosos: The Drehers and Their Extraordinary Carvings

A look at the artistic heritage of the Drehers, an influential family of gem carvers in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

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Melee: Building Blocks of Contemporary Design

Learn about the versatility of melee in jewelry design and how to design and engineer long-lasting jewelry using GIA Quality Assurance Benchmarks.

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A man and a woman sit at a table with a couple of dozen gems in front of them. They are looking at them and making notes.
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Alumni Marry – and Create Award-Winning Fluorescent, Phosphorescent Diamond Necklace

Alumni couple, inspired by their moms, creates beautiful jewelry – and a beautiful life – together.

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Designer’s Award-Winning Jewelry Helps Reclaim Family History

A GIA JDT graduate and the grand prize winner of the Revere Academy’s 2016 Tahitian Pearl Jewelry Design Contest reclaims her family’s jewelry heritage.

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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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Special Jewelry Collection Showcases Innovative Designs, Techniques

The GIA Museum showcases contemporary jewelry pieces donated by the American Jewelry Design Council.

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