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Colored Stones


Colombia to host new emerald symposium

Fedesmeraldas, the Colombian Emerald Federation, is organizing the first international gathering of emerald-producing countries this fall to address issues facing the industry.


Upcoming events to cover gemstones, synthetics

The ASA’s webinar will explore “archaeogemology,” while the CGA’s annual conference focuses on synthetic and enhanced gemstones and their detection.


Gem dealer, activist Dana Schorr dies at 63

Dana Schorr, known in the colored gemstone world for his outspoken and rebellious nature but, most of all, for his big heart, died Wednesday of complications following a heart attack.


Rocks On: Agate’s appealing color show

This gemstone’s varying colors means that every stone is different from the rest, making it extra appealing in a market where everyone is clamoring for a one-of-a-kind piece.


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.


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.


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.


Rocks On: Zircon’s got the blues

Once a gemstone that appealed mainly to collectors, zircon’s blue hues have mass market draw these days.


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.