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


Field Trip: The Emerald Desert in Western Australia

Field Trip: The Emerald Desert in Western Australia

Author, jewellery designer and Gems&Jewellery contributor Joanna Angelett describes her recent gemmological trip to the 'Emerald Desert' in Western Australia.

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Investigating Fake Pearls Made from Tridacna Gigas Shells

Investigating Fake Pearls Made from Tridacna Gigas Shells

This article by Guy Lalous ACAM EG summarises a technical article from The Journal of Gemmology discussing fake pearls made from Tridacna shell.

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Around the Trade: Considering Synthetic Diamonds

Around the Trade: Considering Synthetic Diamonds

Long-standing Gems&Jewellery contributor Harry Levy FGA gives his insight on the diamond trade in 2017, focusing on three industry organisations that are shaping the conversation on synthetic diamonds.

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The Gems&Jewellery Summer Issue 2017 Has Arrived!

The Gems&Jewellery Summer Issue 2017 Has Arrived!

The Gems&Jewellery editorial team are excited to announce the release of Gems&Jewellery Summer 2017 Vol 26 / No. 2.

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Birthstone Guide: Alexandrite for Those Born in June

Birthstone Guide: Alexandrite for Those Born in June

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.

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Gem-A Graduation 2017

Gem-A Graduation 2017

Gem-A would like to welcome students of the class of 2017 to Central Hall Westminster, this year's splendid graduation venue.

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Exploring Inclusions in a Twelve Point Black Star Sapphire

Exploring Inclusions in a Twelve Point Black Star Sapphire

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

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Discovering Unique Cameos of the Rainforest

Discovering Unique Cameos of the Rainforest

Helen Serras-Herman takes a look at work by Rainforest Design, carvers of beautifully unique cameos.

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