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


Inside the world of photomicrographer Danny Sanchez

Inside the world of photomicrographer Danny Sanchez

Award-winning photographer Danny Sanchez GG, a speaker at the 2016 Gem-A Conference, reveals the secrets of photomicrography, the equipment he swears by and his favourite gemstones to photograph...

Read more


Gem Central with Marcus McCallum FGA

Gem Central with Marcus McCallum FGA

Local gem-dealer Marcus McCallum FGA hosted this December’s Gem Central. Specialising in unusual and high quality stones, Marcus has spent forty years in the trade. Angharad Kolator Baldwin reports on the evening...

Read more


The French Gem Connection

The French Gem Connection

Gem-A Accredited Teaching Centre (ATC) the Laboratoire de Gemmologie de Marseille (LGM) recently held its 5th Annual Gemmologist Conference. Katherine Palthey FGA, one of the speakers at the event summarises the day...

Read more


Harrods Unearths 228.31 ct Diamond from its Vaults for Private Sale

Harrods Unearths 228.31 ct Diamond from its Vaults for Private Sale

London department store Harrods has delved into its vault to unveil a 228.31 ct diamond for the first time...

Read more


Getting to Grips with GemTOF Technology

Getting to Grips with GemTOF Technology

This article by Guy Lalous ACAM EG digests a techincal article from The Journal of Gemmology and discusses the capabilities of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry...

Read more


Pantone Colour of the Year Points to Peridot in 2017

Pantone Colour of the Year Points to Peridot in 2017

The Pantone Color Institute has announced a vibrant yellow-green shade as its official 'Colour of the Year' for 2017...

Read more


An Exclusive Interview with Gem Cutter John Dyer

An Exclusive Interview with Gem Cutter John Dyer

Belinda Morris talks to renowned and much-admired lapidary John Dyer, one of the speakers at the 2016 Gem-A Conference, about the science and art of gem cutting...

Read more


The History of Diamonds in Engagement Rings

The History of Diamonds in Engagement Rings

Jack Ogden FGA takes a look at the history of diamonds being used in engagement rings. You might be a little surprised at how far the custom dates back...

Read more