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Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate

Decent demand for finished jewelry, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.

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Gem miner with Burmese gems from Mogok
General Gemology and Jewelry

Abstracts of speaker presentations from the “General Gemology and Jewelry” session of GIA’s 2018 International Gemological Symposium.

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Gemstones and Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub

Projects developed by the GemHub to benefit miners, cutters, and others involved in the gem and jewelry industry.

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Melee: Building Blocks of Contemporary Design

Learn about the versatility of melee in jewelry design and how to design and engineer long-lasting jewelry using GIA Quality Assurance Benchmarks.

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Jade Report: Increased Mining Creates Large Stockpiles

Myanmar’s jade stocks are piling up in gem warehouses near the border and in dealer safes. Mining has far exceeded the market’s ability to absorb it.

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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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Ups and Downs of 2016 Make for an Uncertain 2017

The diamond industry was slow to recover in 2016 and colored gems got a welcome shot in the arm. Mixed signals leave no clear indicators for 2017.

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Don’t Miss Out on 2016 Continuing Education Recognition Program

This media-rich, interactive program makes it possible for GIA graduates to stay up to date with the latest gem and jewelry news and information.

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Mining site at Zahamena National Park, Madagascar
The Color of Responsibility: Ethical Issues and Solutions in Colored Gemstones

Examines the challenges of ethical sourcing and production of colored stones, and what some industry leaders are doing to address the situation.

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Fabergé figures of Chamber Cossacks A.A. Kudinov and N.N. Pustynnikov
Fabergé Cossack Figures Created from Russian Gemstones

Hardstone figures of two Russian imperial bodyguards, commissioned in 1912 by Nicholas II, demonstrate the House of Fabergé’s meticulous detail and craftsmanship.

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