Gemfields expands into sapphires
Gemfields has entered into a joint venture with East West Gem Investment Limited in Sri Lanka to add sapphires to its portfolio of colored gemstones, which already includes emeralds and rubies.
Tanzanite Foundation to restructure
The Tanzanite Foundation recently announced that it would undergo a structural and operational reorganization effective this month to better align the nonprofit with the global tanzanite market and sightholder expectations.
Gemstone csarite now trademarked in US
Milenyum Mining announced that it has been granted two trademarks by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for csarite, the color-changing gemstone it mines in Turkey.
Inside the Csarite Mine of Turkey
High in the Anatolian mountains of Turkey is a mine that is the sole source for a gemstone trending among jewelry designers in search of something different.
Gemfields Aug. auction of emerald, beryl nets $16M
Gemfields recent auction of predominantly lower-quality rough emerald and beryl generated $15.5 million for the gemstone miner, the second-highest amount achieved at one of the miner’s lower-quality auctions.
CPAA raffling off trip to Tahitian pearl farm
The Cultured Pearl Association of America is in the midst of its second annual fundraising event, offering the chance to enter to win a trip to Tahiti to see the inner workings of a pearl farm.
Gem-A’s latest journal now available
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) released the newest issue of The Journal of Gemmology Monday, covering the latest news and research in gemstones including new devices, reports from recent conferences and the characterization of collectors’ gemstones.
Rocks On: Pearls, fit for a new generation
In the first installment of Rocks On, a new feature highlighting a different colored gemstone each month, National Jeweler examines the resurging popularity of pearl jewelry, showcasing 16 designs with a modern twist.