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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gem-A editorial team are excited to launch the latest issue of The Journal of Gemmology, Volume 36, No. 2, keeping the Gem-A community updated with the latest in gemmological research.
Featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Gems&Jewellery, Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA explores how ‘alternative facts’ have resulted in an informal nomenclature that permeates the world of gemmology. Here, he offers some examples of these long-standing quirks in terminology.
From the the Spring 2018 issue of Gems&Jewellery, here Harold Killingback FGA explores chatoyancy in sillimanite cabochons, an optical phenomenon where a band of light, known as a 'cat's eye', appears to hover above the surface of a stone, resulting in a striking lustre and colour.
Every year Gem-A gives its members and students the chance to show off their skills with the camera through the Gemstone Photographer of the Year competition. Have you got what it takes to be Gem-A's best photographer of 2018? Entries are open now and close on August 31, 2018.