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Gem-A Releases Latest Edition of The Journal of Gemmology

Oct 20, 2014 3:30 PM   By Gem-A
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Press Release: The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and with the support of the American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) and the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT). The current issue (Vol. 34, No. 3, 2014), released on October 19, 2014, is packed with a wide variety of new content, covering the latest news and research from the international gemological community.

Feature articles include: A Comparative Study of Jadeite, Omphacite and Kosmochlor Jades from Myanmar, and Suggestions for a Practical Nomenclature (by Leander Franz, Tay Thye Sun, Henry A. Hänni, Christian de Capitani, Theerapongs Thanasuthipitak and Wilawan Atichat); The Discoverer of Tsavorite – Campbell Bridges – and His Scorpion Mine (by Jim Walker and Campbell’s son, Bruce Bridges); Emeralds Partially Coated with Amorphous Carbon (by Gagan Choudhary); and The ‘Sleeping Lion’ Baroque Pearl: An Update (by J. C. (Hanco) Zwaan, Dirk M. van der Marel and Herman A. Dommisse).

The Journal also delves into what’s new in the industry by discussing John Harris’ spectra database, the Sarine DiaMension Axiom and recent publications from gem laboratories, trade bodies and councils around the world. Furthermore, the issue features detailed listings of upcoming meetings, exhibits and other educational events to further the professional development of its readers.

Other sections that are sure to interest practicing gemologists include Practical Gemology, which documents the use of stacking software in photomicrography, and Gem Notes, which describes green fluorite from Pakistan and Vietnam, bicolored grossular from Kenya, rainbow moonstone from Malawi, an aging silver-treated cultured pearl and much more. The Excursions section takes armchair travelers to visit the gem mines of Sri Lanka. New Media reviews several new books and lists the titles of many more and Literature of Interest points the reader toward recently published gemological articles, some of which are available to download free.

Discussing the latest issue of The Journal of Gemmology, its editor-in-chief, Brendan Laurs, stated, “We are pleased to share such an abundance of currently relevant information and research results in this issue of The Journal. Readers will surely benefit from the variety of knowledge conveyed in this issue.”

All Gem-A members receive hardcopies and online access to quarterly editions The Journal of Gemmology and its sister publication Gems & Jewellery (published nine times a year), along with a whole host of other features and benefits, for just GBP 125 a year. In addition, The Journal is available by direct subscription to institutions and members of AGA, NAJA and AIJV. For more information on how to sign-up and get your copy, visit the publications section of Gem-A’s website, where you can also sign-up for The Journal’s mailing list.

About Gem-A

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, or Gem-A, a London-based educational charity, is the world’s longest established provider of gem education and a membership organization that forms an international community of gem professionals and enthusiasts. Gem-A seeks to serve the best interests of the gem and jewelry industries worldwide through its commitment to supporting gemological research and high educational and trade standards. For information, visit  www.gem-a.com.  To find out more about Gem-A, please follow us on Twitter: @GemAofGB or via Facebook: fb.com/GemAofGB

About The Journal of Gemmology

The Journal of Gemmology has been the official journal of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain since the company was incorporated in 1947. It is published quarterly in print and electronic formats. All individual and gold corporate members of Gem-A receive The Journal as part of their membership package, keeping them up-to-date with new gemstone sources, the latest synthetic and simulated gems and gemstone treatments. Institutional subscriptions are available to laboratories, libraries, museums and similar organizations.

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