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The Belmont Mine and an Emerald’s Journey from Mine to Market

Follow a significant emerald from the Belmont emerald mine in Brazil to a retailer in Bangkok and learn the story of one of the world’s most modern colored gemstone mines, while seeing how a gemstone moves from mine-to-market.

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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewelry Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a colored stone cutting and jewelry manufacturing center, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading, and retail operations.

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Indian necklace
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Jewelers to the Maharajas of Jaipur and Modern-Day Moguls

Enter a world not well-known in the West—the world of the maharajas and their jewelry, coveted by the modern-day moguls of business, entertainment, and royalty. See the fantastic works of art made today in the form of enameled Kundan meena jewelry and the regal look of polki diamonds.

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Emerald rough
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Jaipur, India: The Emerald Cutting and Trading Powerhouse

Jaipur, India, is a leading emerald cutting and trading center for the global gem and jewelry industry. See inside the industry with a GIA field team, and learn the intricacies of a business seldom seen by the public or most members of the industry.

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Colored Gems – Mine to Market
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Mine to Market: The ‘Adventure Story’ of Colored Stones

A GIA team travels the world to discover and document what happens as colored gems travel from mine to market.

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Worker attaching wax forms
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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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Hong Kong Show: Buyer-Seller Showdown on Prices

The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair opened with some hard bargaining that had diamond and gemstone dealers hoping for deals.

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Growth Method and Growth-Related Properties of a New Type of Russian Hydrothermal Synthetic Emerald

A new type of Russian hydrothermal synthetic emerald is produced.

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"Emeraldolite": A New Synthetic Emerald Overgrowth on Natural Beryl

This article describes a new manufactured gem material marketed under the trade name "Emeraldolite," which is an epitaxial growth of flux synthetic emerald on opaque white beryl.

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The Coscuez Mine: A Major Source of Colombian Emeralds

The Coscuez mine, one of a number in Colombia, is rapidly gaining significance as a major source of fine emeralds.

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