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Colored Stones


MJSA brings live bench sessions to Tucson

 MJSA again will present its signature At the Bench Live program during the AGTA GemFair from Feb. 3 to 8, offering advice and insights to bench jewelers of all levels.


GIA updates colored stone and pearl reports

Beginning Feb. 1, the lab will launch a new format for its colored stone and pearl reports that includes better imagery and the most current gemological terminology.


8 education sessions at AGTA GemFair

National Jeweler combed through the AGTA GemFair seminars schedule to pick two per day that seem best suited to retailers.


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.  


Need a colored stone? There’s now an app for that

Colored gemstone dealer Mayer & Watt has released an eponymous app dedicated to loose colored stones, allowing users to browse its inventory and/or use the app for gemstone education.


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.