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

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 ranging from transparent to opaque, this gemstone will be taking the market by storm in no time.
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CELEBRITY JEWELLERY

Debra Messing to receive 2018 GEM Award

Jewelers of America (JA) has announced actress Debra Messing will receive the 2018 GEM Award for Jewelry Style, an award given to an individual who inspires and encourages consumer desire for fine jewellery. 
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APPRAISER’S NOTEBOOK

Anatomy of a scam: Protecting our clients from fraudulent valuations

Centuries of protecting trade secrets and encouraging old wives' tales have successfully shielded the jewellery trade from the prying eyes of consumers and crafted an air of mystery that continues today. Unfortunately, this same veil of secrecy has created an opening for the morally and legally challenged to operate on the fringes of our industry.
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