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Colored Stones


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.


Appointments: AGTA, William Noble, more

The AGTA’s new board of directors, a new sales associate at William Noble Rare Jewels and the first female vice president of a diamond exchange are among the industry’s recent career moves. 


Production at Gemfields’ Kagem mine down slightly

Precious gemstone miner Gemfields reported Friday that production of emerald and beryl at its Kagem mine in Zambia hit 6.3 million carats in its third quarter, down from 6.5 million in the prior-year period.


NAJA schedules 2015 Tucson conference

The new laws surrounding ivory and the identification of CVD-grown diamonds are among the topics that will be covered at this year’s event. 


Researcher Thomas Hainschwang wins Bonanno award

The Accredited Gemologists Association has chosen Thomas Hainschwang, director of the GGTL Laboratories in Liechtenstein, as the recipient of the 2015 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.