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Lattice-patterned gems encase an 18K gold kaleidoscope.
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Katzenbach Designs Honored with Two AGTA Awards in Two Years

Designer specializes in Maine tourmaline, precision faceting, fantasy-cut gemstones and custom-designed jewelry.

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Wedding couple: Groom in black tuxedo and woman in white gown hold hands and gaze at one another. California hills in the background.
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Love in Tucson: The ‘Stars Aligned’ for Geologist and Designer at GIA Alumni Party

They met in line to get into the GIA Alumni Association Tucson party – and changed the course of their lives forever.

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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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How to Photograph Gems & Jewelry

Learn tips and tricks for taking great photos of gems and jewelry, even from your mobile device’s high-resolution camera.

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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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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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Sri Lanka: Treasure Island

A gemological tour of Sri Lanka’s gemstones.

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Beryl and topaz doublet resembling emerald
An Unusual Doublet Set in Fine Jewelry

An oval-shaped faceted stone resembling an emerald proved to be a doublet with a beryl top and a topaz bottom.

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Positive Design With Negative Space

Sometimes what you don’t see is as important as what you do. “Negative space” is the explanation to this curious statement.

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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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