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The most recent issues of The Journal of Gemmology and Gems&Jewellery are available for members only.

Published in 1947, The Journal is delivered quarterly with articles authored by leading gemmologists and researchers. Thousands of gem and jewellery professionals, gemmology students and retailers rely on Gems&Jewellery for insightful industry advice and more.


The Journal of Gemmology

The Journal of Gemmology is published quarterly and contains original research articles on all aspects of gemmology. With sections such as Gem Notes, What’s New, Conferences, Learning Opportunities, New Media and Literature of Interest, TJOG helps to inform readers about new instruments, publications, articles and educational events.

Since 1991

Gems&Jewellery Magazine

Launched in 1991, Gems&Jewellery is aimed exclusively at Gem-A members, offering an accessible way in to learning more about the often complex field of gemmology. With a range of articles on gems, minerals and jewellery, alongside news, features and opinion pieces, Gems&Jewellery is perfect for industry professionals, gemmology students and retailers.


Become a member today

To receive The Journal of Gemmology in print and online, as well as online access to the entire archive dating back to 1947, become a Gem-A Member. Membership includes a range of benefits, as well as online access to Gem-A’s trade magazine Gems&Jewellery.

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Associate Membership


If you want to learn more about gemmology or diamonds and join a global network of enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals, our associate membership is the best choice for you.

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Corporate Membership


If your business sells, auctions, manufactures or appraises gems or gem-set jewellery, our corporate membership inspires consumer confidence in your staff and business.

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FGA DGA Membership


If you’ve graduated from our Gemmology or Diamond Diploma, it’s time to enjoy the benefits of Gem-A Membership and be recognised for your expertise with exclusive post-nominals.


Meet the Editors

The Journal of Gemmology and Gems&Jewellery are staffed by passionate, lifelong gemmologists, geologists, gem enthusiasts and professionals from all backgrounds, reinforced by an extensive list of collaborators sharing scientific research, opinion, and industry news.

Brendan Laurs

Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Gemmology

Brendan M. Laurs (MS, FGA, GG) is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Gemmology. He is a gemmologist and geologist specialising in the formation of coloured gemstone deposits, obtaining a BS degree in geology at UC Santa Barbara and an MS degree in geology from Oregon State University.

Jennifer Lynn Archuleta

Editor-in-Chief, Gems&Jewellery

Jennifer-Lynn Archuleta (MA, AJP) is editor-in-chief of Gems&Jewellery, and was previously the editor of Gems & Gemology. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and an MA in the same subject from the University of New Orleans.