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


Diamond Daze: An Afternoon in Antwerp

Diamond Daze: An Afternoon in Antwerp

In an exclusive for Gem-A, Carmen Garcia-Carballido FGA, DGA explores Antwerp's Historic Diamond District

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110 years of Gemmology

110 years of Gemmology

As July 6 2018 marks 110 years of gemmology, today we launch our Heritage Series celebrating how Gem-A has been creating gemmologists since 1908.  

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Vegas: The Garden of Colourful Delight

Vegas: The Garden of Colourful Delight

Reporting on the Las Vegas 2018 shows, Olga González FGA DGA explores some of the colourful trends from Couture, JCK, and AGTA.  

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The Journal of Gemmology, Volume 36, No. 2. Is Here!

The Journal of Gemmology, Volume 36, No. 2. Is Here!

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. 

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Fake News? Discovering 'Alternative Facts' in Gemmology

Fake News? Discovering 'Alternative Facts' in Gemmology

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.

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The 'Cat's Eye' phenomenon: Exploring Chatoyancy

The 'Cat's Eye' phenomenon: Exploring Chatoyancy

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.

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Gems&Jewellery Summer 2018 has Arrived!

Gems&Jewellery Summer 2018 has Arrived!

The Gem-A editorial team are excited to launch the next issue of Gems&Jewellery, Volume 27/ No.2, which is full of fantastic features to take us into Summer 2018!

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ENTER NOW! Gem-A's Gemstone Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

ENTER NOW! Gem-A's Gemstone Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

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. 

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