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Gemstone Dealers Adapt to New Reality
The novel coronavirus has put the brakes on every aspect of gem trading around the globe, and
News Sep 14, 2020 Diana Jarrett
Bright Spot
Bracing themselves for the worst at the JCK Las Vegas Show, many attendees and exhibitors actually left pleasantly surprised. The American
News Jul 01, 2009 Diana Jarrett
Defining Keshi
The increasing popularity of cultured pearls, along with the recent introduction of new cultured pearl varieties to the market, have heightened the importance
News Jun 01, 2009 Diana Jarrett
Giving Back
The rugged terrain of Kashmir produces some of the most desirable sapphires and one dealer has made it his mission to use those stones
News Apr 01, 2009 Diana Jarrett
Tucson 2009
Gemstone and jewelry connoisseurs alike depend on the AGTA GemFair, and the slate of annual shows that crowd around it in Tucson’s desert landscape
News Mar 01, 2009 Diana Jarrett
Something New
Is there room for a small-scale mining group with a single, remote site to compete with the major players in a global gemstone market? The answer
News Nov 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
Fair Enough
Before “going green” made the radar screen of eco-sensitive industrialists, a mining site near the mountainous Mugla province of Anatolia, Turkey, was operating
News Oct 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
Burma Ruby Import banned
To penalize the repressive Burmese ruling junta for its human rights abuses, the U.S. government has embargoed products coming from Burma
News Sep 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
Mining Their Own Business
Conflict is nothing new in Turkey, with its strategic location straddling Europe and the Middle East. Political strife there predates the Ottoman
News Aug 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
The Truth About Colored Gemstones
Recent spikes in colored gemstone sales indicate the public’s growing admiration for pricey colored stones. While it’s impossible to track these statistics,
News Jun 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
Tucson 2008
Colossal crystal sculptures adorning outdoor public spaces throughout Tucson emphasize the importance of gem shows to this region. Aficionados mark theircalendars yearly
News Mar 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
The Sunshine Stone
Beryl, an important ancient group of colored gemstones, counts emerald as the most celebrated of its glamorous species. Aquamarine and the delicate pink Morganite
News Feb 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
The Queen of Gems
Long ago, all transparent red stones were called ruby — a derivative of “rubber” in Latin, simply meaning red stone. Surprisingly, until about 100
News Jan 01, 2008 Diana Jarrett
Set in Stone
The lapidaries’ art is best showcased in intricate carvings with appeal for jewelry connoisseurs. The more things change, the more they remain
News Oct 01, 2007 Diana Jarrett
Island of Jewels
Abundant gems grace the island of Madagascar, but it faces the same challenges as other mineral-rich African nations. To the southeast of Africa, surrounded by the
News May 01, 2007 Diana Jarrett
What Color Was Christmas?
One of the best ways to see who bought what in colored gemstones this holiday season is to check out the independent brick-and-mortar jewelers around
News Feb 01, 2007 Diana Jarrett
GIA Symposium Forum Encourages Social Responsibility
Making sure that the diamond industry is socially responsible in its global business practices was a recurring theme at the GIA symposium. The exhaustive
News Oct 01, 2006 Diana Jarrett
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