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A jadeite necklace of graduated beads.
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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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A large ruby crystal in calcite with three faceted rubies in front.
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Economists See Bright Holiday Season

National Retail Federation predicts a strong increase in holiday sales; U.S. ban on Myanmar ruby, jade lifted; diamond market report.

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De Beers’ Sight: Recovery or Overload?

De Beers’ recent rough price increase caused some concern from manufacturers who have just begun to return a profit after two years of struggle.

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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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Green Nephrite Jade Attracts Buyers in Tucson

An update on the nephrite jade market from the 2015 GJX show.

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Nephrite Jade from Guangxi Province, China

Introduces the Chinese nephrite mine in Hechi and characterizes the “band” and dendritic patterns found in this material.

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GIA Museum Exhibits in New York

A brief look at GIA's permanent museum exhibit at the New York lab and campus.

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Dyed Bone as a Red Coral Imitation

A specimen presenting as red coral is revealed to be dyed bone.

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Jewel of purple and green jade
Jewelry Shanghai 2014

An insider look at the May 2014 show, held at the Shanghai Word Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

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Faceted wurtzite
Rare Faceted Wurtzite

A stone submitted for identification is revealed to be the first wurtzite examined by the GIA lab.

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