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Awards
Branding
Buying
Colored stones (by name)
Cutting and carving
Education and reference
Estate and antique pieces
History and significance
Identification
Inclusions and phenomena
Mining
Origin, determining
Photographing
Polishing
Selling
Setting
Simulants and synthetics
Treatment and disclosure
Trends, design
Trends, market


Awards

3/05: Traditional Value

2/05: The Full Spectrum

2/04: Cavalcade of Color

8/03: AGTA Announces Spectrum Plans

2/03: AGTA's Cutting Edge Awards Honor Creativity

1/03: AGTA Spectrum Awards 2003

3/02: PGI, AGTA Honor Innovative Design

2/02: AGTA Spectrum & Cutting Edge Honors

2/01: Color Cavalcade

10/00: Color Therapy

8/00: Fanciful Lapidary

2/00: Creative Color

5/99: JA Design Winners

2/99: 1999 Spectrum Award Winners

10/98: Cutting Edge: Field of Dreams

2/98: Web Cut Captures Judges

Branding

2/05: The Future is Green

10/04: Branding with a Conscience

9/02: Stone Fortress

3/01: Can Gemstones Be Branded?

6/00: Branding Gemstones

Buying

1/03: Gems, Pronto!

4/02: Coyote Crossing

1/02: Tucson Teaser

1/01: Tackling Tucson

Colored stones (by name)

agate


9/03: Home on the Range


11/99: Turning a New Leaf

alexandrite


3/05: Rare Gifts


11/04: Phenomenal Magician


1/02: Tucson Teaser

amber


11/99: Consortium Promotes Amber for a New Millennium


7/98: Time Travelers

amethyst


1/05: Professional Jeweler's Gem of the Year: Quartz


10/04: Gemstone Staples


10/01: Purple Haze


7/00: Rorschach Test Inclusion


11/98: Heated Amethyst and Citrine (Treated Gems, Pt. 6)


7/98: All-American Beauties


6/98: Old Faithfuls Return

ametrine


6/04: A Tree Runs Through It


6/04: Ametrine's New Face

aquamarine


1/02: Tucson Teaser


11/01: Aqua Prices Strong, Ruby Steady


10/98: Heated Aquamarine (Treated Gems, Pt. 5)

benitoite


9/02: Bright Light, Benitoite


6/99: Cold Feet on Benitoite


2/98: Benitoite Mine on the Market

bixbite (red emerald)


6/99: The Case for Red Emerald

calcite


3/98: Rare Inclusion in a Rare Calcite

chalcedony


7/00: the Dyeing of Chalcedony

chrysoberyl


2/98: Radioactive Gem Alert

citrine


1/05: Professional Jeweler's Gem of the Year: Quartz


10/04: Gemstone Staples


2/02: Postal Service Irradiation May Affect Some Gems


9/01: Orange Sun Rising


11/99: Trick? It's Definitely a Treat


11/98: Heated Amethyst and Citrine (Treated Gems, Pt. 6)


6/98: Old Faithfuls Return


2/98: Web Cut Captures Judges

coral


8/03: The Sea's Vanishing Gift


3/03: Land & Sea

demantoid


9/00: A Horse Tale


5/99: Demantoid Desire

diaspore


6/99: The Deal with Diaspore

diopside


9/02: Stone Fortress

emerald


2/05: The Future is Green


11/03: Brazilian Green Fever


10/03: Go, Emeralds!


12/02: Yukon Green


6/02: Facets of North Carolina


4/02: Emerald City, NC


3/02: Emerald Czar Released from Jail


1/01: Salt of the Earth


5/00: Judging the Amount of Emerald Filler


3/00: Horn of Plenty


11/99: On the Trail of Emerald Fillers


10/99: Hiddenite Treasures


7/99: Highly Classified


7/99: Seeking Answers


7/99: Unmasking the Flaws


6/99: Emeralds from Paradise


6/99: The Case for Red Emerald


5/99: Emerald Detectives


4/99: Emerald Dilemma: We're Not in Kansas Anymore


4/99: New Emerald Treatment at the Source


8/98: Mine Sale Could Mean More Emeralds


6/98: Emerald Education (Treated Gems, Pt. 1)


6/98: Filling a Need


5/98: Emerald in the Spotlight


5/98: Production and Trading


4/98: Treatment Tracer


4/98: Zambia's Deep Green

garnet


11/04: Phenomenal Magician


7/03: Colorful Garnet Packages


1/02: Tucson Teaser


10/01: Purple Haze


9/01: Orange Sun Rising


6/01: True Green


10/00: Mirage Inclusion


9/00: A Horse Tale


4/00: Watermelon Garnets

jade


10/03: Jaded Dreams

iolite


10/01: Purple Haze


2/00: Natural Alternative

jade, nephrite


10/01: Bountiful Black

jadeite


11/02: Heaven-Sent Jade


1/01: Demand Rises for Fine Jadeite

liddicoatite


7/00: Liddi-Coat of Many Colors

moonstone


4/04: Full-Moon Fever


1/99: Marvelous Moonstones

opal


1/04: In Brief


9/01: A River Runs Through It


7/00: Got Milk?


2/00: Aussie Opals on Dials


12/99: Phenomenal Opal


5/99: Opal Nodule


8/98: Opals? Oh, Please!

peridot


8/02: The Greening of America


8/01: Green Party


4/00: Lilliputian Lily Pads


8/99: The Great Pretender


12/98: Peridot Supply Saga


6/98: Old Faithfuls Return

pyrite


12/99: When Fool's Gold Marries Quartz

quartz


4/05: Pink Adventurescence


1/05: Phantom!


1/05: Professional Jeweler's Gem of the Year: Quartz


1/05: Quartz Inclusions


9/01: Gympie Gold in Quartz


11/00: A Slice of the Wild West


11/00: Trapped During Construction


7/00: the Dyeing of Chalcedony


6/00: Like a Tree


12/99: When Fool's Gold Marries Quartz

rainbow calsilica


9/03: Something, Over the Rainbow

rubellite


11/99: Red, Red Rubellite, Blue Sapphire Popular

ruby


4/05: Smithsonian Star


3/05: A Ruby with Heart


3/05: Labs Issue Ruby Alerts


9/03: U.S. Bans Products from Myanmar


3/02: Corundum Conundrum


11/01: Aqua Prices Strong, Ruby Steady


10/01: Study in Red


8/01: Madagascar Ruby Rush


6/01: Real Beauties


12/00: Ranking Ruby Treatment


3/00: Horn of Plenty


6/99: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star


2/99: Fissure-Filled Rubies (Treated Gems, Pt. 8)


7/98: Ruby Enhancement Education (Treated Gems, Pt. 2)


7/98: The Death of Kashan

sapphire


12/04: Flush Setting Trillion Sapphires


7/04: GIA and AGTA Finalize Treated Sapphire Identification


1/04: More Treated Blue Sapphires Show Up Daily


1/04: Nesting Spot for the Heart


1/04: Sapphire: Gemstone of the Year


12/03: AGTA Describes Emerging Sapphire Treatment


11/03: Checking Sapphires for Beryllium Diffusion


9/03: U.S. Bans Products from Myanmar


6/03: Sapphire Spectrum


5/03: Cranking Up the Heat


4/03: Code Orange, Yellow, Blue and Red... for Corundum


3/03: Beryllium Diffusion & Disclosure


7/02: Melting Pot


4/02: A Diffuse Description


3/02: Corundum Conundrum


2/02: Postal Service Irradiation May Affect Some Gems


1/02: Tucson Teaser


7/01: The Sapphire Within


6/01: Singing the Blues


5/01: The Supply and Demand Blues


9/00: Australia's Colorful Sapphires


8/00: Fingerprints in Sapphire


5/00: Behind the Hazy Look


5/00: Pinking Up


3/00: Horn of Plenty


2/00: From Mine Site to Web Site


1/00: Origin of the Species


11/99: Red, Red Rubellite, Blue Sapphire Popular


5/99: Simply Sapphire


8/98: Heated Sapphire (Treated Gems, Pt. 3)


2/98: Madagascar's Blues

spessartite


1/02: Tucson Teaser


9/01: Orange Sun Rising


5/01: Gems of a Feather

spinel


1/02: Tucson Teaser


3/00: Spinel Galaxy

sunstone


5/01: Mystery Glitter


7/98: All-American Beauties

tanzanite


12/02: Birth of a Birthstone


8/02: Tiffany and Zale Resume Tanzanite Sales


5/02: Tanzanite Sleuth


3/02: Tanzanite Warranties Announced in Tucson


3/02: The Lessons of Tanzanite


1/02: Rough Cuts [cartoon series]


1/02: Tanzanite Linked to al Qaeda


7/01: Tanzanite Takes a Hit


6/01: Singing the Blues


5/01: The Supply and Demand Blues


7/00: Tanzanite Futures


2/00: Natural Alternative


11/99: Testing for Tanzanite


9/99: Treated Tanzanite (Selling Treated Gems, Pt. 11)


5/99: Newsbyte: Tanzanite Simulant


3/99: Tanzanite Rising


6/98: 105 Die in Tanzanite Mine Floods


6/98: Out of East Africa

topaz


10/04: Gemstone Staples


5/01: Gems of a Feather


5/99: Orange and Pink Topaz (Treated Gems, Pt. 10)


3/99: Green Envy


3/99: Treated Blue Topaz (Treated Gems, Pt. 9)


6/98: Old Faithfuls Return

tourmaline


8/04: Spectacular Tourmalines!


1/02: Tucson Teaser


8/01: Green Party


8/00: Namibian Mint


3/99: Arríba, Paraíba


2/99: Flash in the Pan

tsavorite


11/99: Green Light for Tsavorite

turquoise


3/03: Land & Sea


4/02: All Turquoise


12/01: City Slicker


4/01: Simply Silver


6/00: Turquoise is Making Noise

vesuvianite


5/99: Vesuvianite Resurgent

zircon


5/00: Zircon's Test

Cutting and carving

awards and tributes


3/05: Traditional Value


8/02: Farewell, Mr. Renaissance Man


2/02: AGTA Spectrum & Cutting Edge Honors


8/00: Fanciful Lapidary


10/99: Facet Junction


10/98: Cutting Edge: Field of Dreams


2/98: Web Cut Captures Judges

branding


3/01: Can Gemstones Be Branded?

briolettes


11/00: Suspended in Color

cabochons


7/01: Gemstone Flashdance

cameos


12/99: Carved From Tradition


10/99: Carve a Niche with Cameos


1/99: Pretty as a Picture

designer cuts and carvings


4/05: Mathematical Brilliance


12/04: You Light Up My Life


11/04: Earthly Perfection


9/04: Now You See It, Now You Don't


7/04: Gracious Rebel


5/04: A Well-Rounded Cutter


12/03: Creative Shapes


10/02: Sweet Harmony


7/02: Curving Light


1/02: Heart of the Matter


10/01: Crafted in the Round


8/01: Optical Collusion


7/01: Martial Faceting


6/01: Superlative Talent, Modest Man


3/00: The Critical Balance of Slava Tulupov


12/99: A Lovely Apparition


12/99: Cutting an Edge in the Competition


12/99: Phenomenal Opal


1/99: Temple of the Cut


11/98: Gem Artists Take Center Stage


11/98: Passageway of Light


10/98: Cutting Edge: Field of Dreams


10/98: Lapidary Delights


10/98: Un-Natural Inclusions, Naturally


6/98: Full Circle


2/98: Web Cut Captures Judges

selling cut


10/04: Trilliant-Cut Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Part 4)


6/04: Emerald-Shaped Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 3)


4/04: Pear-Shaped Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 2)


2/04: Round Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 1)


12/99: Cutting an Edge in the Competition

Education and reference

7/99: GIA's 'Colored Stone Essentials'

4/99: Gemology on the Sales Floor

1/99: Higher Education

7/98: Color Communications Tool

Estate and antique pieces

2/05: Building a Great Museum at GIA

2/01: Eastern Exposure

1/00: Pretty in Pink

7/99: Ancient Images

History and significance

3/05: A Ruby with Heart

12/00: LeVian: 500 Years of History

1/00: The Meaning of Gem

Identification

7/01: Gemologist in a Box

Inclusions and phenomena

1/05: Quartz Inclusions

6/04: A Tree Runs Through It

1/04: Nesting Spot for the Heart

8/01: Written in the Stars

5/01: Mystery Glitter

1/01: Salt of the Earth

11/00: Trapped During Construction

10/00: Mirage Inclusion

9/00: A Horse Tale

8/00: Fingerprints in Sapphire

7/00: Rorschach Test Inclusion

6/00: Like a Tree

5/00: Behind the Hazy Look

3/00: Spinel Galaxy

Mining

Africa


12/04: Madagascar Gem Project on Track


8/01: Madagascar Ruby Rush


8/00: Namibian Mint


2/99: Flash in the Pan


6/98: 105 Die in Tanzanite Mine Floods


6/98: Out of East Africa

Asia


5/05: Burma: Reaching the End of 'Business as Usual'


6/03: Gem of an Island


6/99: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Australia


1/04: In Brief


9/00: Australia's Colorful Sapphires

North America


1/04: In Brief


12/02: Yukon Green


6/02: Facets of North Carolina


4/02: Emerald City, NC


10/99: Hiddenite Treasures


6/99: Cold Feet on Benitoite


7/98: All-American Beauties

South America


11/03: Brazilian Green Fever


6/99: Emeralds from Paradise


8/98: Mine Sale Could Mean More Emeralds


5/98: Production and Trading

Origin, determining

10/01: Study in Red

1/00: Origin of the Species

Photographing

6/01: True Green

Polishing

2/05: That's Brilliant

Selling

10/04: Trilliant-Cut Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Part 4)

9/04: ICA Rocks!

6/04: Emerald-Shaped Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 3)

4/04: Pear-Shaped Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 2)

2/04: Round Gems (The Elements of Quality Cutting, Pt. 1)

12/03: Gemstones & Pearls Quick Quiz

6/02: Gemstone Pedigree

8/00: Tips for Trunks

6/00: How to Get Guys to Buy Color

7/99: The Color of Money

6/99: Word Play

1/99: Experts Eye the Future

1/99: Gem Renaissance

9/98: Cut and Color

5/98: 'KISS' Up to Bigger Sales

Setting

9/04: Now You See It, Now You Don't

2/04: Professional Manufacturing of Round & Oval Bezels for Cabochon Gemstones

5/02: Bead Setting – French Style

8/01: Get a Grip

8/01: Powder Power

6/01: Bezel-Setting Fancies Using New Technology

11/00: Channel Setting Baguettes

11/00: Choosing Channels

10/00: Prong Setting Baguettes

10/00: Three Classic Setting Styles (Styles, Pt. 11)

8/00: Four Classic Setting Styles (Styles, Pt. 10)

7/00: Bead and Bright Setting Stones

5/00: Setting Round and Oval Cabochons in Bezels

4/00: Making Bezels for Round and Oval Shapes

2/00: Flush Setting

6/98: Channel-Setting Round Stones

Simulants and synthetics

6/01: Real Beauties

4/01: Created Color

11/99: Testing for Tanzanite

9/99: Blue's Brothers

8/99: Chatham's New Creation

8/99: The Great Pretender

7/98: The Death of Kashan

4/98: Synthetics Sold as Naturals

Treatment and disclosure

coating


8/98: On the Surface

customer relations


8/98: Disclosure: Discuss


8/98: Instant Disclosure


2/98: Making Disclosure the Issue


2/98: Treatment Disclosure: Be Prepared

diffusion


11/03: Checking Sapphires for Beryllium Diffusion


5/03: Cranking Up the Heat


3/03: Beryllium Diffusion & Disclosure


4/02: A Diffuse Description

dyeing


7/00: the Dyeing of Chalcedony

fracture filling


3/05: Labs Issue Ruby Alerts


5/00: Judging the Amount of Emerald Filler


11/99: On the Trail of Emerald Fillers


7/99: Highly Classified


7/99: Unmasking the Flaws


11/98: Lore of the Rings


6/98: Emerald Education (Treated Gems, Pt. 1)


6/98: Filling a Need


5/98: Enhancement Agonies


4/98: Treatment Tracer

FTC Guides


3/01: Treatments Must Disclose Gem Treatments Affecting Value


9/00: Disclosure Disagreement


7/00: Rough Cuts [cartoon series]

heat treament


7/04: GIA and AGTA Finalize Treated Sapphire Identification


12/03: AGTA Describes Emerging Sapphire Treatment


7/02: Melting Pot


12/00: Ranking Ruby Treatment


10/99: FTC Guidelines Revisited


9/99: Treated Tanzanite (Selling Treated Gems, Pt. 11)


5/99: Orange and Pink Topaz (Treated Gems, Pt. 10)


3/99: Treated Blue Topaz (Treated Gems, Pt. 9)


2/99: Fissure-Filled Rubies (Treated Gems, Pt. 8)


11/98: Heated Amethyst and Citrine (Treated Gems, Pt. 6)


10/98: Heated Aquamarine (Treated Gems, Pt. 5)


8/98: Heated Sapphire (Treated Gems, Pt. 3)


7/98: Ruby Enhancement Education (Treated Gems, Pt. 2)

identification of treatments


1/04: More Treated Blue Sapphires Show Up Daily


2/01: K-9 Gemology


12/00: Ranking Ruby Treatment


7/99: Highly Classified


2/99: AGTA Lab New Resource


2/99: What a Drag


4/98: A Lab for Color

irradiation


2/02: Postal Service Irradiation May Affect Some Gems


10/99: FTC Guidelines Revisited


3/99: Treated Blue Topaz (Treated Gems, Pt. 9)


5/98: Detecting That Unhealthy Glow


2/98: Radioactive Gem Alert

laws and court cases


6/00: FTC Guides Revision: Lingering Issues


12/99: Gem Treatments: The End of Non-Disclosure?


11/99: JVC/JA Task Force Endorses FTC Changes


6/98: It's Not Over Yet


5/98: Selling Treated and Synthetic Gems: What's Unfair and Deceptive?


4/98: Ward: 'Disclose in Writing'

supplier disclosure


3/99: Missing Link in Gem Disclosure

Trends, design

beads


8/99: Beautiful Beads

brooches


9/00: Brooching Gemstones

cameos


8/04: You Must Remember This


10/99: Carve a Niche with Cameos


1/99: Pretty as a Picture

channel settings


12/04: Graduation Days


11/00: Choosing Channels

color trends


1/05: Sparkling Color


12/04: Graduation Days


10/04: Gemstone Staples


1/04: Connecting with Color


8/03: Twilight Zone


7/03: Ocean Hues


5/03: Colored Gems Are Au Courant


3/03: Slaves to Fashion


1/03: Warming Trend


12/02: Blue Note


11/02: The Preppy Handbook


10/02: Spice Girls


8/02: True Red & Blue


7/02: Sunrise, Sunset


6/02: Cool Down


5/02: Passion Fruit


3/02: Tone Up


2/02: Colors of Spring


1/02: Color Cravings


11/01: Hello Yellow


10/01: Purple Haze


9/01: Orange Sun Rising


8/01: Green Party


6/01: Singing the Blues


5/01: Hot Pink


2/01: The Reds Are in Town


1/01: Craving Color


9/00: The Cool Opulence of Icy Pastels


8/00: Color Their Worlds


8/00: Pretty in Pink or Purple


7/00: Citrus Colors


6/00: Turning Green


5/00: True Blue


3/00: Red Hots


2/00: Creative Color


1/00: Gemstone Intensity


1/00: Tucson Preview: Fashion & Supply Converge


9/99: Pastel Parade


7/99: Feeling Blue


1/99: Color Rules


7/98: Creating in Color


6/98: Old Faithfuls Return

cuts and carvings


6/04: Cuts Above


5/04: A Well-Rounded Cutter


2/04: Cavalcade of Color


12/03: Creative Shapes


3/01: Fluid Lines in Quantity


12/00: JFA Designs Creates Originals-Only Collection


10/00: Calling All Cabs


2/00: Brilliant Briolettes


10/98: Cutting Edge: Field of Dreams


3/98: Classic Designs, Contemporary Cuts

earrings


9/04: Gem Wave


2/04: Daring Dangles

heart shapes


4/99: Love Match

inlay designs


8/02: She Heals Pearls


12/00: In Line with Inlay

large stones


9/03: Bigger is Better

men's jewelry


3/04: Men in Color

nature themes


7/04: Rainbow Palette


4/03: Fresh Flowers


2/03: Creature Comforts


3/99: Animal Crackers


2/99: Water World

opaque gemstones


12/99: Milky Way

pearls combined with gems


4/00: Gemstone Mixology

pendants


9/04: Gem Wave


1/04: Color Coordinates


2/00: Piercing Beauty


9/98: Slip and Slide

reproductions and retro styles


5/04: Vintage in Color

sapphire


5/99: Simply Sapphire

simulants and synthetics


4/01: Created Color

Trends, market

5/05: ICA Congress Focuses on Selling Color to Consumers

4/05: Coming Up Roses

1/05: Tucson Preview: Back to Basics

4/04: Desert Rainbow

1/04: Tucson's a Stage

12/03: Brazil's Jewelry Carnaval

7/03: Thailand Wants Your Business

4/03: Desert Rose

5/02: Tanzanite Sleuth

4/01: Cautious Color

1/01: What to Look for in Tucson

8/00: Color Their Worlds

1/00: Tucson Preview: Fashion & Supply Converge

4/99: Fire in the Desert

1/99: Experts Eye the Future

1/99: Gem Renaissance

1/99: Through the Crystal Ball

11/98: Thais Try to Combat Slump

3/98: Five Popular Gems/Thailand's Economic Crisis

3/98: Gem Flow May be Thai'd Up

/: From Pakistan & Afghanistan, With Love

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