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
Claire Mitchell FGA DGA takes a hands-on look at the Oceanview Mine in the Pala mining district in California, USA.
Helen Serras-Herman FGA guides us through the varieties of all-natural and enhanced gem materials, highlighting key treatments and their impact on the marketplace.
Guy Lalous ACAM EG investigates the hisotrical account of synthetic emeralds grown by W. Zerfass. Summarising a technical article from The Journal of Gemmology, focus is centred upon the growth technology and geological properities of one of the worlds most beautiful gemstones.
In a recent trip to our London headquarters, Eric Fritz FDGA DGA, Gem-A's North America Manager, stopped by for an industry insider Q&A, offering theoretical and practical guidance on organic materials. Sarah Salmon finds out more...
Author, jewellery designer and Gems&Jewellery contributor Joanna Angelett describes her recent gemmological trip to the 'Emerald Desert' in Western Australia.
This article by Guy Lalous ACAM EG summarises a technical article from The Journal of Gemmology discussing fake pearls made from Tridacna shell.
Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG, gemmology and diamond tutor at Gem-A, explains why the rarity and chameleon-like qualities of alexandrite make it one of the world’s most desirable gemstones.
Guy Lalous ACAM EG summarises a technical article from The Journal of Gemmology discussing a giant 12-rayed black star sapphire from Sri Lanka with asterism caused by ilmenite inclusions
Gem-A gemmology and diamond tutor Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG led a gem central titled Exploring the Differences between Glass In-filled, Flux Healed and Lead Glass-filled Ruby, in an informative and engaging gem central evening. Julia summarises the evening here for those that missed out...
Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG, gemmology and diamond tutor at Gem-A, reveals the birthstone for April...