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Colored Stones


Gemfields emerald production up in Q3

Emerald and beryl output nearly tripled for the colored gemstone miner in its third quarter, driven by an increase in average grades per ton at its Kagem mine. 


John Ford to keynote at opal design awards

The acclaimed designer, who works with black opals, will speak at the International Opal Jewellery Design Awards, scheduled to be held in Australia this summer.


Galatea names new Canadian distributor

The company, which recently released a line of “smart” pearl jewelry, has appointed Edmonton, Alberta-based JewelMark Canada as the exclusive distributor of its collections. 


ICA latest org. trying to attract younger crowd

The International Colored Gemstone Association is lowering fees for Junior Members, making it the latest in a line of organizations trying to pique young people’s interest in jewelry. 


Ethical sourcing organization celebrates 10 years

Milenyum Mining, miner of the color-change gemstone csarite, is among the sponsors of Ethical Metalsmiths’ “Gardens of Gold” auction celebrating the organization’s 10th anniversary. 


Rocks On: Jadeite prices up, even as US ban goes on

This edition of Rocks On examines how the U.S.’s ban on the import of jadeite from Myanmar has affected the gemstone in the American market. 


Rocks On: Moonstone’s rising star

This installment of Rocks On looks at the current market for moonstone, including which varieties are most popular and where prices are heading. 


Faberge creates first Imperial Egg in nearly a century

The Gemfields-owned brand is bringing back the tradition of creating objets d’art with an egg set with 139 pearls and more than 3,000 diamonds. 


6 trends that ruled in Arizona

Blue and pink hues took over Tucson during the gem shows earlier this month, while the jewelry at Centurion centered on fringe, chunky gold styles and the geometric shapes of decades past.