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 we enter the dark winter months, November’s birthstone citrine offers rays of warm yellow-orange sunshine. Here, gemmology tutor Lily Faber FGA DGA EG explores the properties and folklore around this sunny gemstone.
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.
Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair is only a few days away and we are getting very excited to meet visitors and colleagues from the jewellery and gemstone industries, and of course be dazzled by the many gemmological marvels that will be on show at this world-class event.
Legend describes sapphire as a stone of honesty, trust and prosperity, bringing inner peace and protection to its wearer. Here, we consider the many facets of the September birthstone...
Gem-A’s communications assistant, Olivia Gillespie, reflects on her first experience at one of the UK’s biggest jewellery trade shows, International Jewellery London.
International Jewellery London is just around the corner and all of us at Gem-A are hugely excited for what promises to be a scintillating showcase of jewellery and gemstones! Take a look at some of the exciting activities and events we have planned for this year's show...
Gem-A gemmology tutor Lily Faber FGA DGA EG takes us through the variety brilliantly coloured gems belonging to the beryl family.
Look at any list of the top 10 most famous gemstones in the world and you will undoubtedly come across the Star of India. Here, we find out more about this incredible star sapphire and discover its fantastical history, which reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie.