Colored Gemstones


GIA Debuts Cultured Pearl Classification Report

January 15, 2021
The dossier-sized report provides information based on seven pearl value factors and doesn’t include identification or advanced testing of the submitted material.

Bonas Group To Host Inaugural Tender of Belmont Emerald Rough

January 7, 2021
Viewings of the high and commercial quality material from the Brazilian mine will take place in Dubai in mid-March.

AGA Opens Registration for 2021 Virtual Conference

January 7, 2021
Details about the four sessions over the two-day event are also now available.

Amanda’s Style File: January’s Birthday Celebrations

January 4, 2021
A versatile stone that’s easy on the eyes, garnet can make anyone feel warm and fuzzy.

These Were Our 10 Most Popular Stories of the Year

December 31, 2020
Stories about diamonds, particularly diamond engagement rings, dominated.

Watch: National Jeweler’s Editors Look Back at 2020

December 31, 2020
In the latest webinar, the editorial team talks about their favorite stories and highlights from the year.

20+ Tucson Gem, Mineral Shows Postponed to April

December 30, 2020
This includes the JOGS show for jewelry professionals, which will now be held from April 7 to 18, 2021.

Gemologist Helen Molesworth Joins New Gemstone Trading Platform

December 17, 2020
The industry veteran and jewelry historian is now Gembridge’s head of business development.

Watch: Three American Lapidaries Talk Trends and Today’s Market

December 11, 2020
Derek Katzenbach, Jeff Hapeman and Nolan Sponsler discuss what sets them apart, how social media has changed the game and sourcing during the pandemic.

43-Carat Kashmir Sapphire Tops Auction at $6 Million

December 11, 2020
Harry Winston bought the jewel at a Christie’s sale that saw numerous sapphires perform well.

This Digital Gem Trading Platform Will Launch Early Next Year

December 10, 2020
Gembridge provides a secure business-to-business marketplace that verifies its members and stones from door to door.

Natural History Museum Postpones Gem Hall Opening

December 10, 2020
New York’s American Museum of Natural History is pushing the opening of its redesigned gem gallery to spring 2021.

What I’d Like to Find Underneath My Christmas Tree

December 9, 2020
In a nod to a top trend in 2020 and to end the year on a happy note, Senior Editor, Gemstones Brecken Branstrator fills up her wish list with rainbow jewels.

AGA Releases Details for Virtual Conference

December 8, 2020
It will feature four gemological education sessions over two days, Feb. 16 and 17, 2021.

AGTA Cancels 2021 Tucson GemFair

December 2, 2020
The Pima County Health Department denied the organization’s application to hold the event in February due to the ongoing pandemic.

This Emerald and Diamond Necklace Just Fetched $7M at Auction

December 2, 2020
It led the Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale.

GJX Cancels 2021 Tucson Trade Show

November 19, 2020
It joins the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in deciding there are too many risks and obstacles to hold the event early next year.

Why Gübelin Wants Us To Talk About Gemstones Like Wine

November 18, 2020
The lab’s new Gemstone Rating evaluates the quality, rarity and salience of a stone to assign it a numerical value from 75 to 100.

Muzo Emeralds’ New Designer Collaboration Is Its Best Yet

November 16, 2020
It’s the first collection featuring faceted emeralds from the Muzo mine in Colombia and it launches today on Moda Operandi.

ASM and the COVID-19 Impact

November 12, 2020
The pandemic slowed activity for a majority of the market and left the most vulnerable sectors of the colored stone supply chain in a dire situation.
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