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Italian Designer Forges Her Own Path in Bangkok

Young designer who grew up as part of an historic Italian jewelry boutique creates her own brand, company in Bangkok.

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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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Grandics, wearing black-framed glasses, is behind a bouquet of point-shaped molds.
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Emerging Designer Wins Grant to Create Ethical Brand

Designer’s frequent world travels laid a foundation of creative experimentation, design inspiration and social responsibility.

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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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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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US Retailers Continue to Cite ‘Challenging’ Environment, Synthetic Melee Detected

Economists recognize that the decline in middle class purchasing power is directly affecting some consumer products – including jewelry.

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Books: Untamed Encounters: Contemporary Jewelry from Extraordinary Gemstones

Review of Mimi Lipton's Untamed Encounters: Contemporary Jewelry from Extraordinary Gemstones.

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De Beers Optimistic as Sales Revive; Luxury Houses Remain Cautious

De Beers has largest cycle (sight) in more than two years. Luxury sales have begun to rise again after a negative year.

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Rebecca Buys sits on her motorcycle.
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‘Hippie’ Designer-Appraiser Follows Her Heart, Re-ignites Local Alumni Chapter

Rebecca Buys, GG, with a fulfilling career as a designer and appraiser, guides GIA alumni opportunities in San Diego, California.

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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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