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Image courtesy Greg C Grace | Figure 1. Australian argyle pink diamond | Figure 2. Brilliant cut fancy vivid yelow diamond

Colour Investigation: Diamond

The diamond industry is built on a foundation of colourless gemstones but vivid-colour varieties are also highly valued and steadily increasing in popularity. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »
Images courtesy Greg C Grace

Colour Investigation: Peridot

Forming deep within the Earth’s mantle, peridot is no stranger to heat and pressure. This green mineral may also be of extra-terrestrial origin, transported within meteorites from the depths of the universe, impacting the Earth in rare, cataclysmic events. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »

The Resurgence of Pearls

The word is out: the timeless pearl has had a serious fashion transformation. TALIA PAZ reports on the latest trends set to emerge within the pearl-jewellery category this year. Read more »

Jewellery Care
It's Personal: Defining Personalised Jewellery

The personalised jewellery category continues to evolve, and jewellers are questioning which pieces should and should not be included. As EMILY MOBBS discovers, it’s not easy to define. Read more »

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

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 »
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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

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

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

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 »

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 »


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