What It’s Like to Be a Field Gemologist, Part 2

March 8, 2018
Vincent Pardieu talks the green gem he’ll focus on this year, how the sector can work with conservation efforts and the knowledge many are lacking.

What It’s Like to Be a Field Gemologist, Part 1

March 7, 2018
Vincent Pardieu talks broken bones, illness and other realities of being in the field in part one of a two-part Q&A.

6 Takeaways from the Bangkok Gem and Jewelry Show

February 28, 2018
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator shares insights and observations from a recent trip.

5 Things to Know About … Conch Pearls

February 20, 2018
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator explores the characteristics of these rare, often pink pearls.

Postcards from Tucson

February 1, 2018
Check out the best Instagrams posted so far from the gem shows.

See Princess Eugenie’s Padparadscha Engagement Ring

January 25, 2018
The princess’s colored gemstone ring continued a long-standing royal bridal trend.

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.

5 Things to Know About … Trapiche Gems

November 7, 2017
Here are a handful of interesting facts about the colored stones with a pattern usually resembling a wheel.

When Pantone’s Fall 2017 Colors Meet Gemstones

October 16, 2017
With autumn upon us, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator again takes the 10 hot hues of the season and pairs them with colored stones.

Trend-Spotting: Color and Cuffs

October 10, 2017
Associate Editor Ashley Davis highlights the most compelling looks from Jewelers of America’s recent press preview.  

The Best Stones in Pomellato’s New Collection

October 5, 2017
The use of zoisite, rhodochrosite and chrysocolla in the brand’s 50th anniversary collection thrills Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator.

5 Things to Know About … American Gems

September 15, 2017
From the rise of Montana sapphires to a new cutting facility in New Jersey, here are some interesting facts about the domestic colored stone market.

My 7 Picks from the AGTA Spectrum Awards

August 15, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator blogs on the pieces she loved and why.

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.
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