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Richland postpones first sapphire sale

The gemstone miner said it is moving the first sale of sapphires from the Capricorn mine in Australia back to the third quarter due to lower-than-expected production.


Thai gem company buys Gemfields’ matching rubies

Gemstone wholesaler Veerasak Gems purchased the 45-carat pair for an undisclosed sum and dubbed them the “Eyes of the Dragon.”


CPAA’s sixth pearl design contest open for entries

The Cultured Pearl Association of America is accepting entries from now through Sept. 17 for its annual International Pearl Design Competition.


ICA elects new board of directors

The International Colored Gemstone Association has announced the results of its board of directors election, including the re-election of its president for another term.


Galatea extends personal touch to gems, diamonds

Following the launch of its Momento pearl jewelry, which is embedded with a chip that allows users to record messages, Galatea has added the technology to a new collection of diamond and gemstone jewelry. 


Gemfields finds rare pair of matching rubies

The colored gemstone miner unearthed a rare set of matching rubies weighing a total of 45 carats from its Montepuez mine in Mozambique.


Richland begins production at sapphire mine

The mining company officially has started mining at its Capricorn mine in Queensland, Australia, which is producing both traditional blue as well as yellow and green sapphires.


Gem-A’s annual meeting postponed

The association’s council announced that it is delaying its annual general meeting, which was scheduled to take place later this month, due to the need to resolve internal matters.


Rocks On: With blue hues hot, topaz stays popular

In this edition of Rocks On, National Jeweler looks at how the vibrant blue shades of topaz continue to generate demand for the gemstone, even as price has increased.