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Sylvia Whincup numbers a crystal topaz from the National Museum of Victoria in Melbourne. | Source: National Archives

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Gemmologists who changed the game: Sylvia Whincup

In the latest addition to Jeweller’s ‘Gemmologists who changed the game’ series, it’s time to shine a light on the contributions of Sylvia Whincup. Read more »
Influential Australian gemmologists: Corinne Sutherland, Geoff Tombs and Grant Hamid in 1980.

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Gemmologists who changed the game: Serving an industry amid constantly evolution

Over the past six issues of Jeweller magazine, we’ve taken a closer look at the many gemmologists who have transformed the industry over the years. Read more »

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Gemmologists who changed the game: Donald B. Hoover

Dr. Donald B. Hoover was a distinguished figure in the field of gemmology. He was born on June 17, 1930, and passed away on January 22, 2023, at the age of 92. Read more »

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Gemmologists who changed the game: Jack Stanley Taylor

The latest addition to this series of gemmologists who left their mark on the world of gemstones and jewellery is a man who likely contributed to the education of many readers of Jeweller. Read more »
Richard T. Liddicoat became editor-in-chief of Gems & Gemology in 1952, a role he served for more than 50 years. | Source: GIA Alumni Collective

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Gemmologists who changed the game: Richard T. Liddicoat Jr.

In the latest instalment of the ‘game-changing gemmologists’ series, we introduce a figure of such influence that he likely requires little introduction - Richard T. Liddicoat Jr. Read more »
By the time of his death, Eduard Josef Gübelin was recognised as perhaps the most important and influential gemmologist of the 20th century. He helped establish gemmology as a science and gave the industry one of its most important weapons against imitations and counterfeits. | Source: Gubelin

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Gemmologists who changed the game: Eduard Josef Gubelin

In the previous issue of Jeweller, we covered the life and times of mineralogist George Kunz. Approximately 20 years before the death of Kunz, Eduard Josef Gübelin was born in eastern Switzerland in 1913. Read more »
Kunz was born in Manhattan, New York City, USA, and began an interest in minerals at a very young age. By his teens, he had amassed a collection of over four thousand items, which he sold for four hundred dollars to the University of Minnesota. | Source: Wikipedia

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Game-changing gemmologists: George Frederick Kunz

In the previous issue of Jeweller, we discussed the legacy of René-Just Haüy, the father of modern crystallography. Read more »
"All minerals which belong to the same species have an invariable form, in which the faces lie in the direction of the natural fracture surfaces corresponding to the mechanical division of the crystals." | Source: IUCr

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Game-changing Gemmologists: René-Just Haüy

After the completion of the well-received Tools of the Trade series, it seems only fitting that Jeweller should next delve into the men and women who have sharpened the modern world of gemmology. Read more »

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Tools of the Trade: Part III

In the opening two parts of the Tools of the Trade series, we covered some of the important instruments used by gemmologists in the examination of gemstones. Read more »

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Tools of the trade: Part 1

Like many scientific practices, gemmology relies on the use of various specialty instruments to measure and assess properties of gemstones. Read more »
Above: Piaget; Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry; Dior Below: Selim Mouzannar; Sunita Nahata

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Garnets Part I: Pyrope, Almandine, Spessartine

Historically, garnets have played a significant role in the world of gems. They have adorned the necks of high society ranging from Egyptian pharaohs to Victorian-era royalty and beyond. Read more »
Above: Hemmerle; Andreoli; Glenn Spiro Below: Chanel; Moiseikin

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Garnets Part II: Grossular, Andradite, Uvarovite

Compared with the well-known reddish browns and purplish red garnet varieties of pyrope, almandine, and spessartine, the second solid solution series producing gem quality garnets generally goes under the radar of your average jewellery customers. Read more »
Above: Moussaieff; David Morris; Clogau Below: Kendra Scott; Amanya

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Pearls Part V: Examining the Exotics

To the average consumer, or even the average jewellery sales assistant, pearls are often known to be gloriously lustrous, covered in glittering nacre, as close to white as possible, and aiming to be perfectly round. Read more »
Above: Moksh; Cult Gaia; Van Cleef and Arpels Below: Little H; Ikecho

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Pearls Part IV: Seed and Keshi

Seed pearls have long been a favourite choice for intricate designs throughout jewellery history, whilst the baroque forms of keshi pearls are today featured to bring jewellery design a touch of uniquity. Read more »
Inset jewellery: Boucheron, Sapphires: Sapphire Dreams

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The Gem Quarter: The distinctively elegant gemstones of Australia

Australia is home to some of the world’s oldest minerals and rocks, many of which are some of the most sought-after gemstones by enthusiasts and collectors from every corner of the globe. Read more »

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