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Gemstones
High-quality gemstone faceting is the way of the future

The commercial realities of gem-cutting means there is little emphasis placed on high-quality gemstone faceting. Victor Tuzlukov discusses why this is detrimental to the industry and its future. Read more »
Spectrolite (Left) Rainbow Moonstone (Right). Image courtesy: Greg C Grace

Gemstones
Colour investigation: Labradorite

The unexpected flash of colour and light rolling along the surface of a gemstone can be awe-inspiring. STACEY LIM reports that labradorite captures this spectacular effect known, eponymously, as labradorescence. Read more »

Engagement Rings
What's hot in jewellery this engagement season

In celebration of ‘engagement season’, EMILY MOBBS seeks advice on the latest market trends and opportunities in the engagement ring sector. Read more »
Image Courtesy: Greg C Grace

Gemstones
Colour investigation: Garnet

The spectacular phenomenon of colour change can only be seen in a small handful of gemstones. The garnet group, usually recognised for its rich reds, can supply fine examples of this playful effect. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »
Image courtesy: Greg C Grace

Gemstones
Colour Investigation: Beryl

The beryl family includes some of the world’s most loved gemstones. STACEY LIM reports that varieties of beryl are prized for their hardness, transparency and range of beautiful colours. Read more »
Image courtesy Hamid Bros Gem Merchants

Gemstones
Colour Investigation: Alexandrite

Emerald by day and ruby by night, alexandrite is perhaps the best example of the magical colour-changing variety of gemstones. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »
International Colored Gemstone Association

Gemstones
Packing a colourful gemstone punch

In a difficult climate, coloured gemstones are offering jewellers an opportunity to stand out. EMILY MOBBS investigates current market trends for this colourful sector. Read more »

Gemstones
Colour investigation: Opal

The quality of colour can be dissected into vibrancy, evenness, pattern and, in some cases, uniqueness; however, what on earth causes it? This series is dedicated to exploring the different causes of colour in gemstone minerals. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »
The GIA's new service traces a diamond's origin, and includes an app for consumers

News
New GIA service traces diamond’s origin

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has introduced a program that allows retailers to track the origin of select polished diamonds, potentially providing a unique selling opportunity and improved consumer confidence. Read more »
Figure 1. (left) Inclusion consisting of a liquid phase with a vapour bubble. Figure 2. (right) Polariscope-revealed inclusion

Gemstones
Understanding inclusions: part 5 tourmaline

Always colourful, always durable; tourmaline is a jewellery-industry favourite. JUNE MACKENZIE reports. Read more »
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Fairs and Events
Baselworld: producing the goods when the going gets tough

Roll up, roll up, the new watch releases are in town! EMILY MOBBS visits Baselworld 2017 to discover what’s in store for the local market in the season ahead. Read more »
(Clockwise from top left) Twin Plaza Metals, Linneys, Worth & Douglas, Linneys, Twin Plaza Metals, Linneys, Worth & Douglas

Bridal & Engagement Trends
Wedding rings 2017: display kits to dazzle

In the competitive wedding ring market, standing out from the crowd is paramount. Read more »


 


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