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6 Important Developments in the Gem Market This Year

December 20, 2017
Supply chain developments, gemstone trends and movements from the biggest players shaped the colored gemstone sector in 2017.

Another Golden (Gem) Anniversary: Tanzanite Turns 50

December 11, 2017
Five decades after the discovery of the popular blue gemstone, here’s where the market is today.

Greenland Rubies: What We Know At This Point

September 12, 2017
A chat with Hayley Henning, of Greenland Ruby, about what the mining company’s discovered so far and what still needs to be done.

50 Years of Tsavorite: A Q&A with Bruce Bridges

August 2, 2017
As the green gem hits a milestone, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator talks to the son of the late geologist Campbell Bridges about the latest developments in Kenya.

Check Out the “Midnight Aqua” One Designer Debuted in Vegas

July 17, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator delves into the story of a deep-blue gemstone on display at Graziela Gems.

Traveling 1,913 Virtual Miles to Vegas

May 25, 2017
The woman behind Jordan Alexander jewelry is covering the distance between Birmingham and the Wynn Las Vegas on her Peloton bike. Here’s what she’s learning.

5 Things That Were Hot in Tucson

February 24, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator talks about the stones and colors most prominent at the gem shows.

5 Things to Know About … Burmese Rubies

January 25, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator details a few interesting facts about the stones, which have been allowed back into the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade.

The Biggest Diamond in Washington

January 19, 2017
It weighs nearly 188 carats and it’s not on Melania Trump’s hand. Our Editor-in-Chief reports from the nation’s capital.

The Maasai Library the Industry Can Help Build

December 14, 2016
A GoFundMe page has been launched to raise funds for construction of a library at a Tanzanian school.

How Pippa Small is Helping Afghan Artisans

November 7, 2016
An official partner of the organization Turquoise Mountain, Small is dedicated to empowering her fellow jewelers in beleaguered Afghanistan.

5 Lessons Learned from a Polar Explorer

October 6, 2016
Eric Larsen is one of only about 50 people to ever make an unaided trek to the North Pole. Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff recounts what she learned from listening to him talk.

The Colors That Dominated Las Vegas

June 27, 2016
After walking the aisles at JCK Las Vegas and Couture, here are the colored stones Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator has picked out as being most prominent.

4 Trends from Baselworld 2016

March 30, 2016
Small, thinner watches and jewelry that transitions easily from day to night were among the trends our editor-in-chief spotted in Switzerland.

Remembering a Great Man

March 30, 2016
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator and others who knew him well share fond memories of gemstone dealer and mine owner Gichuchu Okeno, who was changing the East African gemstone market for the better.

T.I.A., Part 4: Visiting a Maasai School in Tanzania

March 10, 2016
In the last installment of a multi-part series about her trip to East Africa, Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator discusses visiting a rural Tanzanian school that the jewelry and gemstone industry is helping.

T.I.A., Part 3: East Africa’s Changing Gemstone Market

February 23, 2016
As Tanzania and Kenya move to have the export of all rough banned, both will need to focus on growing their cutting industries. Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator talks to a few people who are playing a part in that.

T.I.A., Part 2: Visiting Small-Scale Mines in Kenya

January 22, 2016
In the second installment of a multi-part series about her trip to East Africa, Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator talks about her experience visiting two mines in southern Kenya.

T.I.A., Part 1: Shopping for Rough in Kenya

January 12, 2016
Associate Editor Brecken Branstrator reports live from East Africa, where she is exploring the colored gemstone market with a group from the industry.

A history lesson in Vienna

April 24, 2013
The longer I am in this industry, the more keenly aware I become of how much we can learn about world history through jewelry.

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