Gemstones


Leaving a (Gem) Legacy in East Africa

August 29, 2018
Gemstone faceter Roger Dery and his family have launched a nonprofit to support the communities where gems are mined.

Going Deep: What the GIA Just Learned About Blue Diamonds

August 6, 2018
They don’t form in the same layer of the Earth as other diamonds.

Muzo’s Efforts to Expand Emerald Appreciation

August 1, 2018
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator catches up with the Colombian miner about its new designer collaborations.

The 10 Most-Read Stories of 2018 So Far

July 25, 2018
Crimes without punishment, amazing gemstones and legal rows round out the list of the most-read stories on NationalJeweler.com in the first half of the year.  

This Chicago Diamond Dealer Has 2 Big Lab-Grown Stones

June 25, 2018
In May, we wrote about a 3.99-carat diamond said to be the biggest lab-grown pink in the world. Not so fast, said one diamond dealer.

Q&A: Catching Up with Fura Gems

May 8, 2018
National Jeweler Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator chats with Dev Shetty, CEO of the company that’s set to launch organized emerald mining in Colombia.

5 Things to Know About … Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

April 24, 2018
Learn more about the feldspar with magnetite inclusions in perfect parallel lines.

Color-Blocked Looks: Pairing Spring Shades with Gemstones

April 6, 2018
Now that it’s (supposedly) spring, Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator pairs the season’s palette, according to Pantone, with colored stones.

The Next Generation: David Bindra of B & B Fine Gems

April 5, 2018
One of the leading figures of his generation in the gemstone sector, Bindra shares his thoughts on where the industry is headed. 

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.  
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