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A view from behind of a bejeweled winged insect.
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A Glittering Garden: A Menagerie of Designs from Mother Nature

Delightful garden creatures and flowers are favorite subjects that transform beautifully into Victorian, Art Nouveau and modern jewelry designs.

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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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Jeweled Butterflies Welcome Spring

The butterfly has enchanted jewelry designers for centuries because of its breathtaking beauty. There’s also another reason this “flying flower” has transfixed the imagination. The butterfly is a universal symbol of transformation.

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Tips on Caring for Jewelry

Follow these tips to keep your jewelry treasures safe and looking their best.

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18K yellow gold elephant pendant/brooch
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Good Luck Charms

Gems and jewelry are often used as good luck charms because they can evoke power and positivity. Check out these lucky charms used around the world.

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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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Gemologist’s Black Opal Ring Wows Consumer, Trade Media

GIA grad Niveet Nagpal, president and head designer of Omi Privé, showcases his love of gems and brings them to life in his designs.

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Opal History and Lore

Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World, and Empress.

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Ladybug Cufflinks
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Incredible Insects

Just as a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, master jewelers take raw elements and transform them into wearable works of art. Put aside whatever preconceptions you may have about insects, and prepare to step into another world – one that you have passed by countless times but may not have ever noticed.

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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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