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Jewelry Stands Out in Slow Luxury Market: Report

Posted on July 10, 2024 by Brecken Branstrator, GIA GG

Bain & Co. called the category a top performer in a recent study.


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Photography 101

Using reflected light can help darker gems or those with fire come alive in photographs, so don’t hesitate to experiment with some trial and error on this one.


Though its best-known source was the Aliva Mine in Spain, the mineral has been sourced in a handful of other places. But it isn’t often seen in jewelry due to a few specific characteristics.

Mandarin Garnet

Traditionally named for the pure orange hues of spessartine garnet, mandarin garnet has been increasingly scarce for more than a decade, driving prices of large and fine goods upwards.