Gemstone Guidebook Project
A project coordinated by GIA and the NGO Pact provides a valuable educational tool to women miners in Tanzania.
IAC Conference on Responsible Gold
A report from the eighth annual International Gold Conference, held in New York April 12-13, 2018.
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.
Geologist’s Newest Mission: Share the Love of Colored Gemstones
African-born colored stone specialist visits America and changes his life forever; finding love, earning GG and starting a new career.
Fortieth Anniversary of the Belmont Mine
Marcelo Ribeiro offers an update on mining and cutting activities at the Belmont emerald mine in Brazil.
Colombian Emerald Industry: The New Generation
Luis Gabriel Angarita and Edwin Molina share their experiences and perspective on the Colombian emerald industry.
Outlook on Opals from Mexico and Australia
Jürgen Schütz discussed the opal sourcing and cutting activities of the German firm Emil Weis.
Supply Chain Transparency and Beneficiation
Jean Claude Michelou shares his perspective on supply chain transparency and beneficiation in source countries.
Turquoise from Western Arkansas
A report on turquoise from the only known U.S. deposit outside of the Southwest.
Ponderosa Sunstone Update
John Woodmark provides an update on the Ponderosa sunstone mine in Oregon.