Long mistaken for spinel, taaffeite holds the distinction of being the only gem identified from a faceted stone.
GIA’s Aaron Palke discussed expeditions, origin determination and the future of field gemology in a recent webinar.
Though not actually a gemstone, the man-made material tells the story of American automotive history.
Gauging buying at the shows, the stones and shapes we heard about nonstop, and other considerations from the desert.
Ten definitions related to sourcing are available for use. Here’s why the group behind the glossary will keep revising it.

Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator revisits interesting facts, stones and people she learned or wrote about this year.

“From Gemstone to Creation” gives consumers a clear picture of the work that goes into Deirdre Featherstone’s fine jewelry.
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator is obsessed with the stories it tells through colors and patterns.
They range from responsible sourcing panels to a peek into a designer’s vault to an insider’s look at the fine jewelry boutiques on Madison Avenue.
The faceted gems have been traced from mine—they were unearthed by women miners in Tanzania—to market.
The new owners of the Vortex mine talk about the progress they’ve made, the challenges of having mining claims on Forest Service land and their future plans.
Discover what gives the gem a fire that can out-sparkle a diamond, its second name, geographic origins, and more.
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights interesting stones, designs and even one pair of eyeglasses spotted at AGTA’s recent Editors’ Day event.
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator hopes readers enjoy one Twitter user’s comparisons as much as she did.
The first in a new series from Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights a program bringing tracked gems from women miners in Tanzania to market and improving mining along the way.
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