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


Journal Digest: Blue Cambodian Zircon

Journal Digest: Blue Cambodian Zircon

Guy Lalous ACAM EG returns with our latest Journal Digest exploring the properties of Blue Zircon from Ratanakiri, Cambodia, featured in 2018 Volume 36 No.2 of The Journal of Gemmology

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Heritage Series: Gem-A President Maggie Campbell Pedersen

Heritage Series: Gem-A President Maggie Campbell Pedersen

Exploring Gem-A's history from 1908 to the present day, our Heritage Series concludes with an exclusive interview from Gem-A’s current President Maggie Campbell Pedersen FGA ABIPP

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Birthstone Guide: Citrine for those born in November

Birthstone Guide: Citrine for those born in November

Gem-A Gemmology Tutor, Lily Faber FGA DGA EG, explores November's birthstone: Citrine

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey E. Post

Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey E. Post

With the Gem-A Conference 2018 only days away, speaker Dr. Jeffrey E. Post talks to us ahead of his presentation on the Hope Diamond and other Smithsonian Gems.

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Heritage Series: Delving into Diamonds - Eric Bruton

Heritage Series: Delving into Diamonds - Eric Bruton

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. 

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Peter Lyckberg

Speaker in the Spotlight: Peter Lyckberg

As we get closer to the 2018 Gem-A Conference next month, Gem-A chats to mineral expert Peter Lyckberg ahead of his talk on gem deposits of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Victor Tuzlukov

Speaker in the Spotlight: Victor Tuzlukov

Ahead of his talk on the 'Precious' and 'Artistic' cuts, Gem-A chats to 2018 Conference Speaker Victor Tuzlukov.

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Investigating Fake Rough

Investigating Fake Rough

From the Summer 2018 issue of Gems&Jewellery, Gagan Choudhary FGA, deputy director of Gem Testing Laboratory Jaipur, describes the various types of fake gem rough that has passed his desk in recent months.

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Heritage Series: Let's Bragg about it!

Heritage Series: Let's Bragg about it!

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. 

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Monica Stephenson

Speaker in the Spotlight: Monica Stephenson

As we get closer to the 2018 Gem-A Conference next month, we chat to ANZA Gems founder Monica Stephenson. 

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