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
With Halloween looming around the corner, there surely couldn’t be a better occasion to discuss the mysterious stories surrounding gemstones which, allegedly, bring bad luck. Here, Lily Faber FGA DGA EG delves into the superstitions surrounding three infamous gemstones.
At 422.66 carats, the Siren of Serendip blue sapphire is a sight to behold. Here, Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA shares the story behind this fascinating (and exceptionally large) gemstone and describes the process of setting it into a beautiful white gold and diamond necklace.
We are pleased to announce that the Winter 2019 issue of Gems&Jewellery is now available to Gem-A Members and students in print and online.
Gem-A graduate Nishka Vaz FGA shares an abridged version of her stellar Gemmology Diploma project, which focuses on the various colourations of iolites from Tamil Nadu, India.
Hosted in the majestic Goldsmiths' Hall, Goldsmiths' Fair is always an annual highlight for those working the gold, silver and jewellery industries. Gem-A Communications Assistant, Olivia Gillespie, reports on some of the key jewellery trends and gem highlights our team enjoyed at this year's Fair.