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McClure, Smith to speak at AGA Tucson conference

Renowned research gemologists Shane McClure of the Gemological Institute of America and Christopher Smith of the American Gemological Labs will speak at the AGA conference in Tucson next month. 


Four found guilty in murder of Campbell Bridges

Four of those involved in the deadly 2009 attack on renowned gemologist Campbell Bridges have been found guilty by a Kenyan court, a Scottish newspaper reports.


Interings’ Mehta elected IDCA president

The Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association Inc. recently announced the results of its elections for 2015.  


Rocks On: Opal’s essence continues to delight

In this installment of Rocks On, National Jeweler delves into the supply/demand and pricing trends for the opulently colored opal. 


Galatea makes pearl jewelry personal

Pieces in Galatea’s new Momento collection are embedded with a chip that allows wearers to record messages that later can be played on mobile devices.


Ruby dubbed the ‘Rhino’ sells for undisclosed sum

 A rare 40.23-carat ruby led Gemfields recent auction in Singapore, which set a new record for the mining company with a $43.3 million total.


The Weather Channel brings prospectors back to TV

The third season of The Weather Channel’s hit television show Prospectors, a reality show that follows the endeavors of gemstone miners in Colorado, returns this month. 


Gemfields unveils 40-carat ruby from Mozambique

Because of the rarity of the stones, the discovery of a ruby this size is the equivalent of finding a 100-carat rough diamond.  


Rocks On: Spinel to ‘have its day’

In the November edition of Rocks On, National Jeweler examines the trends in supply, demand and pricing for this increasingly in demand gemstone, which can be red, blue, pink or purple.