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Heart Jewelry and Gems for a Valentine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy these curated images of heart jewelry and gems that symbolize the center of emotion.

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Jewelry that Speaks the Language of Flowers

A flower is one of nature’s most delicate delights, so it’s natural that jewelry designers have long found inspiration in them, seeking to capture their fleeting beauty in 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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Searching for Emeralds in Afghanistan

GIA field gemologists are a different breed. When Andy Lucas, GIA manager of Field Gemology in Carlsbad, decided to take some vacation time, he didn’t make for the usual destinations. No beaches, ski resorts, or cosmopolitan cities. Lucas instead headed off to Afghanistan, lured by deposits of fine emeralds.

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Sapphire History and Lore

Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.

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Fall 2005 G&G Book Reviews

“Shinde Jewels”; “The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. To the Present”; “Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest”; “Exploration Criteria for Coloured Gemstone Deposits In the Yukon”; “The Pegmatite Mines Known as Palermo”; “Tourmalines of Malkhan”; “Gemstones: Quality and Value, Volume 1”

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Fall 2004 G&G Book Reviews

“Blood from Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror”; “Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery”; “Starting to Collect Antique Silver”; “Within the Stone”; “Gems and Jewels: A Connoisseur’s Guide”; “The Tourmaline”; “The History of Mount Mica”

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Raman Investigations on Two Historical Objects from Basel Cathedral: The Reliquary Cross and Dorothy Monstrance

Two ecclesiastical objects of the late Gothic period (1350–1520) were investigated to identify the gemstones that adorn them.

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Leigha: The Creation of a Three-Dimensional Intarsia Sculpture

This article illustrates the process of creating a contemporary three-dimensional intarsia sculpture.

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Emerald and Gold Treasures of the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha

During the 1970s and 1980s, treasure hunters discovered the centuries-old remains of the sunken Spanish galleons Nuestra Señora de Atocha and Santa Margarita.

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