Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gemmology Featured

Press Release: 28 March 2022

Gem-A, London, United Kingdom


Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gemmology.

This quarter’s respected journal from the world’s longest-established provider of gemmological education now available.

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology. A leader in its field, The Journal publishes original research articles on all aspects of gemmology, including natural stones and their treatments, synthetics, and simulated gemstones. It is published in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) and with support from American Gemological Laboratories (AGL).

The current issue (Vol. 38, No. 1, 2022), released on 16 March 2022, contains a diverse array of new content, covering the latest news and research from the international gemmological community. The cover article examines recently discovered pink-orange euclase from Brazil, which has attracted considerable attention due to the material’s unusual and beautiful colour, relatively high clarity and well-formed crystals.

Other feature articles in this issue include an in-depth look at emerald oddities from Colombia, inclusions in demantoid from northern Madagascar, and part 2 of a review of photochromic gems that covers diamond, corundum and baryte.

In addition to this collection of articles, the Gem Notes section provides brief reports on aquamarine from Madagascar, a new type of copper-bearing tourmaline with a distinct iron concentration, Raman spectroscopy of zircon inclusions in unheated pink sapphires, a convincing glass imitation of emerald, and much more. Also, in every issue of The Journal, the What’s New column announces new instruments, publications, and online resources of interest to gemmologists, while the Learning Opportunities section features detailed listings of upcoming conferences and educational events to further the professional development of its readers. The New Media section reviews new books and provides the titles of many more, and the Literature of Interest section lists recently published articles in various journals and magazines that will allow you to develop your knowledge even further.

Start receiving The Journal of Gemmology today

Anyone can become an Associate Member of Gem-A and receive printed and online access to both Gem-A publications: The Journal of Gemmology and Gems&Jewellery. Membership costs just £135 per year and comes with a host of benefits. Visit the Gem-A website to find out more or contact our Membership Coordinator today.

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For further information, please contact

Christopher Farrington Marketing and Events Manager, Gem-A


Notes to editors:

About Gem-A

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, or Gem-A, is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education. Our Gemmology Diploma evolved from the first gem course proposed for the UK jewellery trade in 1908, and our prestigious Gemmology and Diamonds Diplomas — taught in seven different languages and 26 countries around the world — are recognised throughout the world.

Gem-A forms an international community of gem professionals and enthusiasts. We serve the interests of the gem and jewellery industries through the high standards of education in our courses and our support for global gemmological research. We also provide various membership opportunities, offer high-quality gemmological instruments, and host a number of educational events throughout the year, as well as two internationally distributed publications, The Journal of Gemmology and Gems&Jewellery.

About The Journal of Gemmology

The Journal of Gemmology has been the official scientific journal of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain since it was incorporated in 1947. It is published quarterly in print and electronic formats. All Individual and Gold Corporate Members of Gem-A receive The Journal as part of their

membership package. Institutional subscriptions are available to laboratories, libraries, museums and similar organisations.

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