National Jeweler Network

Colored Stones


Jewelers supporting Tanzanian book drive

Nine jewelry stores worked with Roger Dery Gem Design to collect books for donation to a library at the Kitarini Maasai Children’s School in Tanzania.


Gemfields to begin mining Colombian emeralds

The colored gemstone miner is expanding its operations with the acquisition of two projects located primarily in the Boyacá state of Colombia.


Jeffrey Bilgore named AGTA board president

During its annual elections, the AGTA selected Jeffrey Bilgore of Jeffrey Bilgore LLC as the new president of its board. He succeeds Ruben Bindra.


Colombia to host new emerald symposium

Fedesmeraldas, the Colombian Emerald Federation, is organizing the first international gathering of emerald-producing countries this fall to address issues facing the industry.


Rocks On: ‘Underrated’ iolite on a slow rise

Though iolite is not as well-known as similar gems as supply of fine quality material remains an issue, a slight uptick in demand and its affordability could mean good things for the colored stone.


Upcoming events to cover gemstones, synthetics

The ASA’s webinar will explore “archaeogemology,” while the CGA’s annual conference focuses on synthetic and enhanced gemstones and their detection.


Gem dealer, activist Dana Schorr dies at 63

Dana Schorr, known in the colored gemstone world for his outspoken and rebellious nature but, most of all, for his big heart, died Wednesday of complications following a heart attack.


Rocks On: Agate’s appealing color show

This gemstone’s varying colors means that every stone is different from the rest, making it extra appealing in a market where everyone is clamoring for a one-of-a-kind piece.


Video: Mila Kunis in July’s birthstone

To celebrate the launch of its Mozambican rubies, Gemfields released a short film featuring brand ambassador Mila Kunis wearing bespoke pieces of jewelry set with the gemstone.