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.
Rocks On: Green garnets lead the way
While January’s birthstone is best known for being a deep red, it is the greens of tsavorite and demantoid that are most in demand today.