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Pearl farm on the Indonesian island of Lombok
Bead-Cultured and Non-Bead-Cultured Pearls from Lombok, Indonesia

Documents the retrieval and testing of P. maxima cultured pearls from a Lombok hatchery.

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How to Photograph Gems & Jewelry

Learn tips and tricks for taking great photos of gems and jewelry, even from your mobile device’s high-resolution camera.

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A Mixture of Natural and Cultured Pearls
X-ray Computed Microtomography Applied to Pearls: Methodology, Advantages, and Limitations

X-ray computed microtomography reveals the internal features of pearls with great detail.

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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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Bead-cultured pearl necklace from China
Strong Pinkish Purple Freshwater Bead-Cultured Pearls

A necklace of Chinese freshwater bead-cultured pearls demonstrates the strides made in culturing techniques.

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The Current Status of Chinese Freshwater Cultured Pearls

Chinese freshwater cultured pearls (FWCPs) are assuming a growing role at major gem and jewelry fairs, and in the market at large.

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Majorica Imitation Pearls

The Majorica S.A. product is remarkably similar in appearance to saltwater cultured pearls.

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Gemstone Durability: Design to Display

A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.

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Peruvian opal
Stone and Fossil Photography – Tucson 2014

Striking photography of stones, fossils and gem materials at the 2014 Tucson gem shows.

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Abstracts; Fall 1991

This article, from the Fall 1991 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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