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5 Things to Know About … Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

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

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 Cool Thai Brands to Check Out

March 6, 2018
Our senior editor spotted them at the recent Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair.

2 British Designers on Meeting the Queen

March 5, 2018
Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance at London Fashion Week.

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 Tips for Buying Antique and Estate Jewelry

February 14, 2018
Dealers at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show dish on the telltale signs that something is a reproduction and the importance of experience.

Postcards from Tucson

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

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.
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