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Gemstones
Amber through the eyes of a Geologist

The gemmological notion of precious and decorative stones also includes amber, which is a mineral regardless of its organic origin. Read more »

Gemstones
Baltic Amber Magic: Know your inclusions

Is it possible for amber to fascinate us even more than it already does with its warmth, magic, unique range of hues and natural patterns? The short answer is “yes” according to ELZBIETA SONTAG. Read more »

Diamonds
Lili Diamonds paves way for patented fancy cuts

While patented diamond cuts are not new, one supplier has created a niche specialising in fancy cuts and patented stones. COLEBY NICHOLSON visited Lili Diamonds in Israel to discover why. Read more »
Image courtesy Greg Grace | Figure 1. Chrome tourmaline | Figure 2. Paraíba

Gemstones
Tourmaline: Indicolite, Verdelite & Paraiba

While the red hues of rubellite maintain a steady appreciation, the interest and value of blue and green tourmaline was reignited with the discovery of ‘Paraíba’ tourmaline, STACEY LIM reports. Read more »

Feature Stories
Sapphire Situation: Expedition to Ethiopia's sapphire fields

At the 2017 Tucson Gem Show, author Andrew Lucas was approached by Ethiopian dealers attending a seminar given by Shane McClure, Global Director, Colored Stone Svc. They proposed to Lucas and McClure to conduct research on Ethiopian gemstone deposits for GIA. Read more »
Image courtesy Gia Edu | Red tourmaline (Left) | Pink tourmaline (Right)

Gemstones
Colour investigation: Tourmaline - Part I

Boasting an array of colour and colour combinations unrivalled by any gem species, one can find tourmaline in shades of almost every hue. Throughout history this gem was often confused with other minerals until tourmaline was identified as its own mineral species in the 1800s. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »
Image courtesy Greg C Grace | Pink spinel (Left) | Purple spinel (Right)

Gemstones
Colour Investigation: Spinel

Until recent times, spinel was an underappreciated gem with little consumer recognition. However, as demand for ruby alternatives increase, renewed interest and enthusiasm for spinel grows. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »

Feature Stories
Baselworld: Restructuring in a recovering market

Recently, the swiss watch industry has been caught in a storm of unstable demand and even one of the world’s leading trade shows couldn’t deny it. MARTIN FOSTER reports. Read more »

Gemstones
Colour Investigation: Zircon

One of the oldest minerals found in the Earth’s crust, zircon has long being used as a substitute for diamonds. STACEY LIM provides some background. Read more »
Orange & Blue Sapphires

Gemstones
Colour Investigation: Sapphire

Throughout history, sapphire has always been associated with the colour blue. This still rings true today, with many consumers unaware of the other coloured varieties available. STACEY LIM reports. Read more »

Fashion
It's about time: Fashion Watches of 2018

While jewellery trends come and go, fashion watches remain stylish no matter the season. TALIA PAZ provides the latest insight into this enduring category. Read more »

Diamonds
True Colours: The 2018 Coloured Diamond Report

With consumers increasingly savvy about white diamonds, coloured diamonds continue to offer retailers a better margin. ALEX EUGENE reports on the best way to take advantage of these highly-prized stones. Read more »


 


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