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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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Tucson, Centurion Upbeat, But Caution Remains

Demand at Tucson was decent, but the retail outlook for 2016 in the U.S. remains cautious – with a slight decline in other major consumer centers.

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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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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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Ruby and Sapphire Production and Distribution: A Quarter Century of Change
Ruby and Sapphire Production and Distribution: A Quarter Century of Change

During the past 25 years, the corundum market has been transformed from one of medium to high-priced gems to one that encompasses nearly all price ranges.

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High-purity gold items
Characterization of Tarnish Spots in Chinese High-Purity Gold Jewelry

Examines the origin and nature of tarnish spots in high-purity gold and how they can be avoided.

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Major Diamond Find Brightens Market

The discovery of three huge diamonds – 1,111, 813 and 374 carats − all in the same week, brighten an otherwise lackluster diamond market.

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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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Slow Diamond Market Puts Miners Under Pressure

Soft conditions in the world diamond industry are making their way into miners’ bottom line. Plus, market reports on China and Japan.

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3-D Printing: GIA Equips Students for a ‘Technology Revolution’

The potential of 3-D printing is mind-boggling for jewelry design and manufacturing, where time, precision and cost-effectiveness are highly valued.

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