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13 ct emerald from Belmont mine’s underground tunnel
Fortieth Anniversary of the Belmont Mine

Marcelo Ribeiro offers an update on mining and cutting activities at the Belmont emerald mine in Brazil.

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Colombian Emerald Industry: The New Generation

Luis Gabriel Angarita and Edwin Molina share their experiences and perspective on the Colombian emerald industry.

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The Initial Examination
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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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Colombian independent miners
Colombian Emerald Industry: Winds of Change

A firsthand look at Colombia’s emerald mines and the cutting and trading industry in Bogotá.

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Miners, working in a row along a body of water, use hand sieves to sift gravel.
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International Group Sets Sights on Sustainable Gemstone Mining

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reviews issues on sustainable mining practices and increasing returns for artisanal miners.

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Fall 2015 G&G: Trapiche Emeralds, Synthetic Diamonds and a Large Diamond Source

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Fall 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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On the Trail of Africa’s Hidden Gems with GIA’s Field Gemologists

Visit gem mining areas in Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique with GIA’s field gemologists.

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Exploring Zambia’s Emerald Mines
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GIA Field Gemologists Visit Zambia’s Emerald Mines

Go onsite to Zambia’s emerald mines with GIA’s field gemology team.

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Summer 2016 Gems & Gemology Cover
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Summer 2016 G&G: Diamonds from Diavik, Responsible Sourcing, and Fabergé Cossack Figures

A summary of the content found in the Summer 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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El Pulpito, the landmark overlooking the Chivor mine
In Rainier’s Footsteps: Journey to the Chivor Emerald Mine

Chronicles the famed emerald source through the adventures of Peter W. Rainier, who directed the mine from 1926 to 1931 and restored its former glory.

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