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


House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth

C W Sellors recently announced the official launch of its House Style Jewellery Collection - an exclusive collection designed by C W Sellors Fine Jewellery to complement the magnificent House Style exhibition, which opened at Chatsworth House in March...

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Gem Central Sri Lanka - A Gem of an Island

Gem Central Sri Lanka - A Gem of an Island

An extraordinary number of Gem-A and NAJ members came to this month's Gem Central to hear Colin and Hilary Winter share their love and passion for Sri Lanka. Barbara Kolator FGA DGA reports on the evening...

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The Myths, Legends and Controversy Behind Ancient Preseli Bluestone

The Myths, Legends and Controversy Behind Ancient Preseli Bluestone

Sarah Steele FGA DGA discusses the unusual history of ancient Preseli bluestone...

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Birthstone Guide: Emeralds for Those Born in May

Birthstone Guide: Emeralds for Those Born in May

Emerald - the symbol of rebirth and bringer of good fortune and youth...

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Gem Central Delving into Organics with Maggie Campbell Pedersen FGA ABIPP

Gem Central Delving into Organics with Maggie Campbell Pedersen FGA ABIPP

Gem-A president and organics expert Maggie Campbell Pedersen presented the April Gem Central at Gem-A headquarters. Angharad Kolator Baldwin reports on this fascinating evening...

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Nuummite – the Origin of Colour

Nuummite – the Origin of Colour

This article by Guy Lalous ACAM EG summarises a technical article from The Journal of Gemmology discussing the origin of colour and conditions of formation in violet-to-blue Nuummite from Simiuttat, Greenland...

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Gem Central Exploring Ruby Treatments with Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG

Gem Central Exploring Ruby Treatments with Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG

Gem-A gemmology and diamond tutor Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG led a gem central titled Exploring the Differences between Glass In-filled, Flux Healed and Lead Glass-filled Ruby, in an informative and engaging gem central evening. Julia summarises the evening here for those that missed out...

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Digital Gems and Instagram Stars: How the Internet Is Boosting Gemmology

Digital Gems and Instagram Stars: How the Internet Is Boosting Gemmology

Holly Mowle, a current Gem-A Diploma Student, discusses how the internet has become a treasure trove of lapidary and jewellery items, old and new. In this article she explores the use of web space platforms by lapidaries today to develop a virtual artistic presence...

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