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


Challenging Perceptions: Meet the Gem Cutters Thriving in Newcastle

Challenging Perceptions: Meet the Gem Cutters Thriving in Newcastle

Sarah Steele FGA DGA, visits a growing community of gem cutters in Newcastle who are quietly, but effectively, pushing boundaries.

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Gold Fever in Arizona

Gold Fever in Arizona

With its legends of gold seekers and treasure hunters, Arizona is still drawing the gaze of gemmologists and history enthusiasts to this day. Gem sculptor Helen Serras-Herman FGA takes us on a journey to this 'gold fever' state.

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A Mystical Journey To Sri Lanka

A Mystical Journey To Sri Lanka

In October 2017, members of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and Gem-A embarked on the trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka. Here, Barbara Kolator, Charles Evans, Olga González and Patricia Campion report on their adventures.

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The Source of Garnets Found at The Arikamedu Archaeological Site in South India

The Source of Garnets Found at The Arikamedu Archaeological Site in South India

Guy Lalous ends the year with his final Journal Digest of 2017 by exploring the chemical and mineralogical characterization of garnets found at the Arikamedu archaeological site in South India and their linkage to the rough material sourced from the Garibpet Deposit, roughly located 640 km away in Telangana State, east of the city of Hyderabad, India.

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Discover Two Bewitching Cameos at the Natural History Museum, London

Discover Two Bewitching Cameos at the Natural History Museum, London

Here is a sneak peak 'Gem Notes' from the upcoming Journal of Gemmology Vol.35/No.8, where Robin Hansen FGA, curator of the Earth Science Department at the Natural History Museum, London, takes us through the gemmological, mineralogical and historical background of two fascinating cameos from the late 1800s.

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Ultra Violet Revealed as Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Ultra Violet Revealed as Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Leading colour expert Pantone has announced 'Ultra Violet' as its Colour of the Year 2018.

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Welcome to the 2017 Winter Issue of Gems&Jewellery

Welcome to the 2017 Winter Issue of Gems&Jewellery

The Gems&Jewellery editorial team are excited to launch the brand new and final issue of Gems&Jewellery for Winter 2017 Vol 26 / No. 4.

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