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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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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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Karyna Sena stands in front of a sapphire mine near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Designer’s Love of Brazil – and its Gems – Shines in Every Piece She Creates

Karyna Sena, a third-generation gem and jewelry professional, infuses the rich tapestry of Brazil – and her joie de vivre – in each of her designs.

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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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The Glory of Green Gems

Green gemstones, which can uplift and heal our spirits, have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewelry.

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Peridot History and Lore

Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.”

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Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewelry
The Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewelry: From the Himalayas to Fifth Avenue

This peridot article chronicles the creation of a fine suite of peridot jewelry from the mine in the Himalayas to the manufacture of the necklace, bracelet, ring, and earrings.

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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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"Modern" Jewelry: Retro to Abstract

A review of mid-20th century jewelry styles.

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