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A Swiss gemology laboratory is warning the trade about a new coating being applied to the surface of conch pearls that does visible, nearly irreversible damage to them.
The American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) recently pointed out a “pivotal” change in disclosure nomenclature by CIBJO: the use of the word “composite” now can be used to describe lead-glass treated rubies, a change the AGL said many overlooked following CIBJO’s meeting in May.
Reuters reports that Belgium is pushing for the European Union to lift sanctions on the state-run Zimbabwe Mining Development Corp. (ZMDC) despite other countries’ concerns over alleged fraud in the July election that kept President Robert Mugabe in office. 
San Diego-based jewelry designer Alexandra Hart has a special connection to this nation, all because of meeting one extraordinary local woman. 
Mining company TanzaniteOne is now selling its gemstones directly to consumers through a recently opened online boutique.
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