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


Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Samanta & Vladyslav Yavorskyy

Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Samanta & Vladyslav Yavorskyy

A charismatic duo who have turned their lifelong devotion to natural beauty into not only a solid business but also an expression of art; meet the most intriguing team of two in the world of gems, Vladyslav and Samanta Yavorskyy.

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Turkish Designer Özlem Tuna Named Gem-A’s Gem Empathy Award Winner at IJL 2017

Turkish Designer Özlem Tuna Named Gem-A’s Gem Empathy Award Winner at IJL 2017

Gem-A is excited to announce that Turkish jewellery designer and International Jewellery London (IJL) Design Gallery exhibitor, Özlem Tuna, has won the 2017 Gem Empathy Award with her 'Dance of Branches' ring.

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with John Rakovan

Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with John Rakovan

Dr. John Rakovan, professor of mineralogy at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, shares his interests in morphologic crystallography ahead of the Gem-A Conference 2017.

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Birthstone Guide: Sapphire for September

Birthstone Guide: Sapphire for September

Legend describes it as a stone of purity, honesty, trust and prosperity, bringing inner peace and protection to its wearer. Sapphire - the darling gemstone of royalty and bridal jewellery - is the birthstone for those born in September.

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Fossicking in the Outback

Fossicking in the Outback

Carmen Garcia-Carballido FGA DGA L.Geology MSc. EurGeol travelled to the southern hemisphere to find out more about the opals and sapphires of eastern Australia.

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Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Reena Ahluwalia

Speaker in the Spotlight: Q&A with Reena Ahluwalia

Established as one of the top jewellery designers in Canada, award-winning creative, painter and professor Reena Ahluwalia is set to share her incredible insights at the Gem-A Conference 2017 this November.

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A Passion For Working Fire Obsidian

A Passion For Working Fire Obsidian

Tom Dodge, a retired geologist living in Arizona, has been an avid rock collector for 57 years. Here, he takes a look at fire obsidian, an enchanting and little-known material.

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