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Colored Stones


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.


AGTA’s revised Code of Ethics stresses transparency

The American Gem Trade Association has made a few changes its code of ethics to stress the importance of a transparent supply chain and following international rules.


Tino Hammid, an ‘artist in the medium of light’

Tino Hammid, the renowned gem photographer who got his start at the GIA more than 30 years ago, died Saturday from cancer. He was 63.


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.