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How GemGenève Went and What Attendees Were Buying

Posted on May 30, 2023 by Brecken Branstrator, GIA GG

Earlier this spring, organizers of the GemGenève trade show said they were getting ready for its biggest edition yet, and it seems like the event was a success, according to several exhibitors. Two trade show veterans…


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Pezzottaite is a mineral species with the formula Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18). It is named after Dr. Federico Pezzotta from the Natural History Museum of Milan for his work on Madagascar’s granitic pegmatites.

The Game of Battleships

Everyone would say gemologist-appraisers, whether a society member or in a non-affiliated status, must avoid charging percentage-of-value-based fees. But within the appraisal world, the topic isn’t without its interesting exceptions.

Symbolism in Global Jewelry

By Sindi Schloss Paperback, 248 pages International Gemological Services, 2022 ISBN: 978-0-578-39268-4 $34.95 Reviewed by Richard Drucker, GIA GG I always find it fascinating when I read an industry book the topic of which I can honestly admit I know almost…