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It may be connected to the month of love, but throughout history amethyst has been treasured for its ability to bestow luck, serve as an antidote to poison and increase intelligence. Find out more about this beautiful purple variety of quartz in our Birthstones Guide.
Guy Lalous ACAM EG delves into an article on Indonesian Bumble Bee Stone (BBS) from The Journal of Gemmology Volume 36, No.3, and presents his edited take on the most essential information, findings and lessons to be learnt. Continue reading here...
Gem-A tutor Barbara Kolator B.Sc. M.Sc. FGA DGA EG shares some highlights from her recent trip to the Institut de Gemmologie de Madagascar in Antananarivo, which is a proud Gem-A Accredited Teaching Centre (ATC).
Looking for the perfect festive gift for a December baby? Gem-A tutor Lily Faber FGA DGA EG considers the December birthstone tanzanite and how this relatively new gemstone compares to its purple and blue-hued rivals.
Gem-A Gemmology Tutor, Lily Faber FGA DGA EG, explores November's birthstone: Citrine
Gem-A's Heritage Series returns to celebrate Eric Bruton, the Association's president 1994-6, whose work on diamonds led to Gem-A's Diamond Diploma.
Our Heritage Series returns to celebrate two of Gem-A's most distinguished Presidents, father and son duo Sir William Henry Bragg and Sir Lawrence Bragg, who were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915 for their research in X-ray Crystallography.
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
Gem-A's Heritage Series returns to explore the career of one of Gem-A's most prolific writers: Robert Webster.
Lily Faber FGA DGA EG returns with our latest Birthstone Guide as we enter September.