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<b>L to R:</b> Anna Hu brooch; Fred Leighton necklace; Neha Dani bracelet.

Gemstones
The magic of moonstone

The aptly named moonstone has been associated with the moon across various cultures throughout history. In Hindu mythology, moonstone is believed to be made of solidified moonbeams. Read more »
The recent Watches & Wonders Geneva and Shanghai events provide an opportunity to reflect on the current state of the Swiss watch fairs, and what a return to physical shows could entail.

Feature Stories
Watching the Clock

The hybrid Watches & Wonders trade event – presented digitally in Geneva followed by a physical Shanghai show – has rekindled optimism for the Swiss watch industry, reports MARTIN FOSTER. Read more »
From candy to crimson, there's a whole vibrant spectrum just within these passionate hues.

Gemstones
The Gem Quarter: Understanding colour - Candy to Crimson

Jeweller explores the vivid spectrum of red, pink and purple gemstones, from chemical quirks and crystal lattice deviations to exotic origins and mystical tales. Read more »
Left to Right: Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier brooch; Linneys tiara; Gimel floral brooches; Graff bird brooch

Diamonds
From birth to timeless legacy: The complete story of Argyle pink diamonds

As the era of the Argyle Mine draws to a close, ARABELLA RODEN explores the compelling history and enduring legacy of the world’s premier source of pink diamonds. Read more »

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Jeweller to publish InColor magazine

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has announced that its quarterly publication, InColor, will now be published by Befindan Media, publisher of Jeweller. Read more »
<b>L to R:</b> Tiffany & Co. necklace; Boucheron ring; H.Stern earrings. <b>Below:</b> Morganite rough; Linneys ring; Chaumet brooch

Gemstones
Gemstone: Morganite

Morganite is a pinkish form of beryl. The beryl group of gemstones contains some of the most highly desired and more expensive of the coloured gems – the most famous of which is emerald – with a wide variety of colours represented, ranging from colourless to black. Read more »

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JAA's fall from grace: 2020 State of the Jewellery Industry Report

Part four of Jeweller’s analysis of the Australian jewellery industry explores and tracks how the JAA fell from grace from a once-proud association to a shadow of its former self, representing a small percentage of the industry. Read more »
Above: Amethyst rough; Bulgari collier Below: Emerald rough

Feature Stories
Mine to market: Evolution of the rough trade

Sir-Faraz ‘Farooq’ Hashmi explores how cultural and geographic differences shape the journey of colour gemstone rough from the distant corners of Earth to the jeweller’s bench. Read more »
<b>L to R:</b> Tamir earrings; Chopard x Rihanna collier, antique swallow brooch. <b>Below:</b> Turquoise rough; SJ Shrubsole antique brooch

Gemstones
Gemstone: Turquoise

Turquoise has been used as jewellery material for thousands of years and is one of the best-known ornamental gemstones. Finds in archaeological digs in Egypt date back 7,500 years and examples of carved turquoise can be found from 3,000 years ago in China, making it likely one of the first gemstones ever mined. Read more »

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Buying Groups through the Pandemic - 2020 State of the Industry Report: In-depth update of Australia's jewellery buying groups over a decade

Following a year of unprecedented upheaval, Jeweller revisited the four jewellery industry buying groups profiled in our March report to explore how they have adapted and supported members throughout COVID-19. Read more »

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Brand & Deliver - 2020 State of the Jewellery Industry: 10 Year Report on Australia's branded jewellery and watch stores

Part two of Jeweller’s analysis of the jewellery and watch industries explores how international brands have expanded their presence in the Australian market – and how the brand-only store model has increased competition with independent retailers. Read more »
L to R: Fred Leighton ring, Chow Tai Fook necklace, Andrew Grima brooch | Below: Boucheron bracelet, Arman Sarkisyan ring

Gemstones
Lapis lazuli: The night sky in your hand

Lapis lazuli, often shortened to lapis, gained its name from Latin and Persian origins – lazhuward meaning ‘blue’ in Persian and lapis meaning ‘stone’ in Latin. The gem has been highly prized for thousands of years, being used in jewellery, carvings, seals and decorative items. Read more »
The Tetlapa Tala Collection of blue diamonds, from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa, has been sold at tender. Image credit: Petra Diamonds

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Historic sale of blue and pink diamonds

A rare collection of five blue diamonds has been sold for more than $US40 million, while a 14.83-carat stone named ‘The Spirit of the Rose’ has broken the per-carat price record for a purplish-pink diamond. Read more »

Feature Stories
Online watch sales: Running out of time

There is a clear framework for improving watch sales – but in the digital era, it appears retailers are still neglecting online customers, writes GRAHAM HENRICKSON. Read more »

Diamonds
Read before you buy: the ultimate guide to fancy colour diamonds

Nothing quite compares to the breathtaking beauty of natural fancy colour diamonds. Exquisitely hued and vanishingly rare, each one is unique – and uniquely valuable. Read this guide to buying fancy colour diamonds before you make a purchase.
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