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


Rare 4.23ct Fancy Pink-Purple Diamond Hits $1.1m at Auction

Rare 4.23ct Fancy Pink-Purple Diamond Hits $1.1m at Auction

An exceptionally rare and extraordinary 4.23 carat fancy pink-purple oval-cut diamond ring sold for $1.1 million at Bonhams Rare Jewels and Jadeite Auction in Hong Kong on November 27.

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A Connection to Coral

A Connection to Coral

With updated commentary from December 2017, Gem-A president Maggie Campbell Pedersen FGA ABIPP, explains how coral may not inspire the same emotional outpouring as ivory, but its delicate ecosystem needs to be protected.

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Gem-A Celebrates the 20th FEEG Symposium in Madrid

Gem-A Celebrates the 20th FEEG Symposium in Madrid

Gem-A team members, Barbara Kolator B.Sc. M.Sc. FGA DGA EG, Charles Evans FGA DGA, Lily Faber FGA EG, and Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG, recently attended the 20th FEEG (Federation for European Education in Gemmology) symposium in Madrid. Gem-A Collection Curator Barbara Kolator shares her highlights of the trip as well as the 50th Anniversary of the Spanish Gemmological Institute (IGE) celebrations that took place.

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Ancient Sapphires and Adventures in Ceylon

Ancient Sapphires and Adventures in Ceylon

Helen Molesworth FGA, managing director of the Gübelin Academy and a professor of the history of jewellery, takes the reader back in time to Seilam, now Sri Lanka.

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Inclusions Acting as Geological Fingerprints in Yellow Danburite from Vietnam

Inclusions Acting as Geological Fingerprints in Yellow Danburite from Vietnam

Guy Lalous ACAM EG explores an updated summary of the inclusions in yellow danburite from Luc Yen, Vietnam, by Le Thi-Thu Huong, Kurt Krenn and Christoph Hauzenberger in The Journal of Gemmology in addition to examining its characterisation by optical means and micro-Raman spectroscopy.

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The Lifecycle Of A Sapphire Rush

The Lifecycle Of A Sapphire Rush

In the last 12 months, an exceptional sapphire rush in eastern Madagascar saw thousands of people searching for precious treasure in one of the poorest places on earth. Rosey Perkins GG, an independent gemmologist based in London, shares this report from two visits to the island nation.

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Portrait of a Diamond

Portrait of a Diamond

Painter Angie Crabtree has built a reputation as one of the most sought-after diamond artists, literally recreating every sparkling facet in incredible detail. Here, she shares her passion for painting gemstones (and the occasional watch movement) with Gems&Jewellery...

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Andrew Cody Awarded Honorary FGA at Gem-A Conference 2017

Andrew Cody Awarded Honorary FGA at Gem-A Conference 2017

Gem-A is thrilled to announce that Andrew Cody, founder of leading Australian opal company, Cody Opal, has been awarded an honorary FGA in recognition of his exceptional services to gemmology and the wider industry.

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