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Mogok stone tract market

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Burmese rubies: A brief stay in heaven

The path down Myanmar’s infamous Mogok Stone Tract is perilous but the promise of riches continues to attract intrepid gemstone explorers. E. Billie Hughes visits the ruby capital. Read more »
Add value with bespoke gemsa highly-skilled gem-cutter should be able to create a design that complements the stone’s natural shape, disguising any flaws or inclusions

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Add value with bespoke gems

Are your customers becoming disenchanted with everyday gemstones and asking for something a little different? Gem-cutter Doug Menadue believes bespoke gemstones can provide jewellers with a competitive edge.   Subscription required. Read more »
Holloway Diamonds

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Diamonds still a precious purchase

Diamond prices continue to rise and today's jewellers need to adapt to the price hikes and convince consumers that diamonds are still a meaningful purchase.  Subscription required. Read more »
Guy Laroche

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Brave new man’s world

Evolution in regional areas, the boom in mining, clever marketing and design have all helped turn men’s jewellery into a golden opportunity. Lorna Goodyer reports. Read more »
Coloured gems

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Common misconceptions in gem nomenclature

CIBJO provides definitive guidelines on gem nomenclature, yet misnomers are still rife. Lorna Goodyer talks to gemmology expert Ronnie Bauer to find the top offenders. Read more »
An 'Exceptional' gem opal

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Opal: Australia's troubled gemstone

For decades opals have had a bad wrap. Too many of the poor quality stones have been inlaid into poorly constructed, kitsch tourist jewellery. Naomi Levin reports. Read more »
Blue zircon

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Bright future for coloured stones

While disclosure of treatments and the need for better education on coloured stones continues to challenge the sector, its future continues to shine brightly – in a rainbow of vivid shades. CARLA CARUSO reports. Read more »
Cerrone - retailer

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Overseas trends set to impact Australia

As global luxury brands take a bigger chunk of the market, it’s time for local retailers and suppliers to consider an international perspective. STUART BRAUN investigates. Read more »
Treasure chest

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Hunting for lost diamonds

Great treasures were looted during World War II. ROE KALB reports that many people still search today for the hidden and lost treasures looted by the Nazi’s.  Read more »
Charlotte Lynggaard

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The Danes are on the march

What is it about Danish design? This small country produces some amazing products. COLEBY NICHOLSON looks at another Danish jewellery range. Read more »
Renee Blackwell

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Jewellery's new hunters and collectors

Sifting markets looking for special treasures or harvesting ancient seeds to make modern jewellery, NAOMI LEVIN speaks to three women who are not only jewellers, but hunters and collectors. Read more »
Tsavorite in matrix in No. 2 tunnel, Scorpion Mine, Kenya.

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The treasure of tsavorite

The journey to tsavorite discovery was a great adventure for Gemmologist CAMPBELL BRIDGES. He shares his story of first stumbling across the lush-green gem. Read more »
Tanzanite

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The discovery of tanzanite

Tanzanite was not discovered in the way many believe. Geologist JOHN SAUL tells the true story behind this mysterious deep-blue beauty. Read more »

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