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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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The Magic of Colored Diamonds

Colored diamonds are in the spotlight. They’re routinely breaking records at auction houses. Learn more about these gemological marvels of the rarest order.

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Texas Jewelers Leave a Legacy of Learning, Bestow Nearly $500,000 for Scholarships

Charles and Erna Leutwyler’s endowed scholarship makes it possible for future generations of aspiring gem and jewelry professionals to pursue dreams.

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A man holds a long round metal rounded column of metal with a ring on it. The ring is in focus, his face in the background is not.
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A ‘Game-Changing’ Quality Assurance System for Jewelry Workmanship

Education teams create a step-by-step system and terms to evaluate jewelry workmanship – in the classroom and the trade.

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GIA Education Attracts Diverse Students to Hub of Israel Diamond Industry

In mid-November of 2016, GIA instructor Ric Taylor traveled to the Ramat Gan offices of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association Ltd to teach the Institute’s five-day Diamond Grading Lab class.

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A high-tech digitizing machine cradles the books for scanning instead of forcing them into a flat, spine-damaging position.
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Rare Books Project Puts Gem and Jewelry History Within Reach

More than 200 historically significant books housed in the GIA Library have been digitized and made available for free.

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Gem Buyers Beware: Get Rich Quick Scams

Think before investing your savings in diamonds and gems - it just may be a get rich quick scam. Learn how these scams operate and how to protect yourself.

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Seeing Green: All About Emeralds

Want to see into the future? Be an eloquent speaker? Defeat spells and enchantments? Such is the lore of the emerald.

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Mandela Day Libraries Encourage a Love of Reading, Education

GIA recently collaborated with the Mandela Day Libraries project to sponsor two container libraries for nearly 1,100 students at the Moime Primary and Refentse Primary schools in rural Limpopo, South Africa.

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 African Wonder of Gems
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African Students Discover the Wonder of Gems

Students in South Africa and Botswana are introduced to gemology, mineralogy and geology in GIA's Junior Gemologist Program.

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