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Beyond the big four: Finding natural gemstone alternatives

Beyond the big four: Finding natural gemstone alternatives

Lauriane Lognay 04/04/2019 0
''Whether you have 10 years of experience in the business, 30, or even two, at some point you have probably found yourself in front of a customer havi...
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New horizons: How fresh discoveries push the gemstone industry forward

New horizons: How fresh discoveries push the gemstone industry forward

Lauriane Lognay 04/04/2019 0
''As a writer and, most importantly, as a gemstone wholesaler, I try to keep up with all the new discoveries, treatments, and price fluctuations happe...
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Aquaprase: A fresh start

Aquaprase: A fresh start

Lauriane Lognay 04/04/2019 0
''Aquaprase (also known as blue chalcedony) is a brand-new gemstone that opens up a world of possibilities for designers and jewellers alike. Its colo...
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Tucson 2018: The gem show rollercoaster

Tucson 2018: The gem show rollercoaster

Lauriane Lognay 04/04/2019 0
''Deep in Arizona, there is a place that could be called a gemstone paradise. Offering near-infinite rows of gems—Australian and Ethiopian opals blind...
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Gem watch: Are spinels the next ‘big thing?’

Gem watch: Are spinels the next ‘big thing?’

Lauriane Lognay 22/12/2017 0
There’s no doubt, spinels, a gem often confused with rubies and sapphires, are gaining popularity. With its hardness of eight on the Mohs scale rangin...
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Inclusions: Are they friend or foe?

Inclusions: Are they friend or foe?

Lauriane Lognay 22/12/2017 0
Gemstones are more than simply part of the piece  of jewellery they’re set in. Each stone has an origin,  and with it an amazing story to tell.What ar...
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The gem of our generation: Celebrating tanzanite’s 50 years of beauty

The gem of our generation: Celebrating tanzanite’s 50 years of beauty

Lauriane Lognay 21/11/2016 0
Considered rarer than diamond, tanzanite has been known for its rich blue to purplish colour range since its discovery in 1967. It remains one of the ...
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