Colored Gemstones


10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 10, 2020
A big blue diamond sells for $16 million, another big retailer goes bankrupt, beautiful rubies for July, and more.

Piece of the Week: Ruby Earrings from Picchiotti

July 10, 2020
We’re keeping the ruby love going with these stunning chandeliers from Italian jewelry brand Picchiotti.

CPAA’s Annual Pearl Design Contest Is On for 2020

July 9, 2020
Underway now, entries from international and domestic designers are due in October.

Landslide at Jade Mine Kills 170+ in Myanmar

July 6, 2020
Heavy rains prompted the landslide in the Hpakant area last week.

The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2020 So Far

July 2, 2020
The RapNet row, a touching remembrance of a beloved designer, lessons about fordite, tips on keeping jewelry clean, and more.

AIGS Opens Lab in Shanghai

June 30, 2020
The Bangkok-based institute aims to meet the growing demand for gemstone reports in China.

Amanda’s Style File: Crazy for Cabochons

June 30, 2020
Jewelers of America’s Amanda Gizzi spotlights a colorful array of cabochon gemstones.

Omi Privé Launches Enhanced Website, Necklace Giveaway

June 24, 2020
It also will donate $1,000 to the recently launched Art Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund at FIT, supporting black students in the school’s jewelry design program.

5 Things to Know About … Taaffeite

June 15, 2020
Long mistaken for spinel, taaffeite holds the distinction of being the only gem identified from a faceted stone.

New SSEF Service Provides Clients with Pearl Species

June 4, 2020
The lab can now conclusively identify eight oyster species producing most pearls found in the natural and cultured pearl trade.

SSEF Now Offers Coral ‘DNA Fingerprinting’ Services

June 2, 2020
Researchers discovered a new methodology using minute amounts of coral DNA material to identify the species.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 30, 2020
News from Alrosa and AGS, all about the nurse who won the Omi pendant, a pandemic doctor’s Patek Philippe pocket watch, and more.

This Mississippi Nurse Won Omi’s Pendant Giveaway

May 27, 2020
Jesica M. is a nurse practitioner who has continued to go into work throughout the crisis while also coordinating testing statewide.

Here’s How AGTA Will Do Its Spectrum Awards This Year

May 26, 2020
The competition will move back to October, and there are two new categories in the mix.

Nomad’s Wants to Inspire You to Design Using Its Gems

May 21, 2020
Contest winners will receive website credits for gemstone purchases.

GIA Resumes Operations at 5 Labs After COVID-19 Shutdowns

May 20, 2020
The labs in Antwerp, Carlsbad, Gaborone, Johannesburg and Tokyo are open with modified schedules and limited capacities.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 1, 2020
Tips for reopening your store and managing your mental health, a hand sanitizer solution for jewelry stores, and more.New York—All the big stories last week revolved around reopening.

Field Gemology & Geographic Origin: 5 Questions Answered

April 30, 2020
GIA’s Aaron Palke discussed expeditions, origin determination and the future of field gemology in a recent webinar.

African Gem Fair Rescheduled for the Fall

April 16, 2020
The Africa Gem Exhibition and Conference, originally slated for July in Zambia, will now be held from Oct. 1 to 3.

Gemfields Suspends Gemstone Auctions Amid COVID-19

March 31, 2020
It also provided an update on its mining, exploration and retail operations across the world.
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