Welcome to the Gem-A Blog. Here, you will find up-to-date information on the latest news and trends, exclusive features and regular reports from a host of gemmology insiders. Each month we will share highlights from our printed publications and take you behind-the-scenes at our popular Gem Central events. Would you like to submit an article for the Blog? Email us on email@example.com
As a gemstone and jewellery grading and identification expert at Lang Antiques in San Francisco, Starla Turner FGA GG has seen her fair share of exceptional pieces, both historic and contemporary. Here, she delves into the history of platinum and explores how it has influenced jewellers since the 1700s.
Gem-A’s Heritage Series returns to explore the legacy of Dr George Frederick Herbert Smith CBE, Gem-A President 1942-53, whose determination to make gemmology accessible to the jewellery trade still defines Gem-A today.
Guy Lalous ACAM EG returns with his latest Journal Digest, exploring an article on Rainbow Lattice Sunstone from Australia, featured in the Spring 2018 issue of The Journal of Gemmology Volume 36 No. 1.
For the second instalment of our Heritage Series we discover more about Gem-A's very first president, Sir Henry A. Miers F.R.S, an eminent mineralogist and crystallographer who became Gem-A president in 1932.
In an excting change from previous years, the 2018 iteration of Gem-A's Gem Empathy competition in association with International Jewellery London (IJL) will invite entries from the whole spectrum of exhibitors, not just Design Gallery creatives. Discover how to enter to win this fabulous ametrine here...
Fans of beautiful pink diamonds should take notice because Rio Tinto has unveiled the largest vivid pink diamond ever discovered at its Argyle Mine as part of its Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender 2018. Find out more here...