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 editor@gem-a.com


Speaker in the Spotlight: Justin Hunter

Speaker in the Spotlight: Justin Hunter

Gem-A speaks to founder of J.Hunter Pearls, Justin Hunter, ahead of this talk at the 2018 Gem-A Conference.

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Wallace Chan

Speaker in the Spotlight: Wallace Chan

Gem-A chats to jewellery artist and innovator, Wallace Chan, ahead of this talk at the 2018 Gem-A Conference next month. 

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Birthstone Guide: Opal for Those Born in October

Birthstone Guide: Opal for Those Born in October

Prized since antiquity, opal is the birthstone for October. Here, Gemmology Tutor Lily Faber FGA DGA EG explores this beautiful gemstone as we enter autumn. 

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Federico Barlocher

Speaker in the Spotlight: Federico Barlocher

Gem-A Conference 2018 Speaker, Federico Barlocher, chats to us ahead of his talk on the legendary ruby Mogok mines in Myanmar.

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Heritage Series: Sir James Walton, The Royal Surgeon

Heritage Series: Sir James Walton, The Royal Surgeon

Our Heritage Series returns to celebrate the legacy of Sir James Walton K.C.V.O, F.R.C.S, M.S, M.B, L.R.C.P, BSc, F.G.A, F.A.C.S, Officier de la Legion d'Honneur

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Dr Eloïse Gaillou

Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Dr Eloïse Gaillou

We chat to Gem-A Conference 2018 speaker Dr Eloïse Gaillou ahead of her talk on 'The Beauty of Defects: Colour in Natural Diamonds' in November.  

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Rui Galopim de Carvalho

Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Rui Galopim de Carvalho

Gem-A 2018 Conference speaker, Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA, chats to Gem-A ahead of his talk in London this November. 

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Heritage Series: The Trailblazing Efforts of Robert Webster

Heritage Series: The Trailblazing Efforts of Robert Webster

Gem-A's Heritage Series returns to explore the career of one of Gem-A's most prolific writers: Robert Webster.  

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Journal Digest: Amethyst From Rwanda

Journal Digest: Amethyst From Rwanda

Guy Lalous ACAM EG returns with the latest Journal Digest, exploring gem-quality Rwandan amethyst featured in The Journal of Gemmology 2018 Volume 36, No. 1.

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Focus on Fluorescence: Looking for the Light

Focus on Fluorescence: Looking for the Light

From the Summer 2018 issue of Gems&Jewellery Volume 27/No. 2, Gem-A Gemmology Tutor Lily Faber FGA DGA EG explores the importance of fluorescence in gemstone testing.

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