Titanic jewelry among topics for Gem-A conference
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain has confirmed 13 speakers for its upcoming annual conference, which will include a presentation on the jewels recovered from the wreck of the famed RMS Titanic.
Gem-A’s annual conference returns to historic site
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) will move its annual conference this year back to the former Royal Agricultural Hall in London, as it changes its program to make it more interactive for members.
CIBJO outlines pearl sustainability plan
At CIBJO’s recent Sustainable Pearls Forum, President Gaetano Cavalieri emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to achieve sustainability in the cultured pearl sector, one that focuses on economic, environmental and social responsibility.
GSI 'Joy' boxes bring essentials to children
Gemological Science International has partnered with charitable organization Each One Teach One to launch the “Joy Box” campaign, which will provide children in Mumbai with essential daily items.
Gemfields’ first ruby auction nets $34M
Gemfields announced Wednesday that its first auction featuring high- and low-quality ruby and corundum from the Montepuez mine in Mozambique realized $33.5 million.
Gemstone collection notches 9 world records
The Ophir Collection, which contains 40 of the world’s largest minerals, holds Guinness World Records in nine categories, including the largest faceted sapphire, cut brown sapphire and cut serendibite.
AGA now accepting nominations for Bonanno award
The Accredited Gemologists Association is seeking nominations for its 2015 Antonio C. Bonanno Excellence in Gemology Award, which recognizes major contributions made in the field of gemology.
Chain of custody challenges for colored gems
Gemologist Edward Boehm details efforts being made worldwide to improve the lives of small-scale, or artisanal, colored gemstone miners, including a project he helped with in Madagascar.