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The summer 2019 edition of our Gemology magazine is here! You'll receive your complimentary copy with the first order you place between May 1st 2019 and July 31st 2019, while stocks last. Inside you'll find features on the latest gemstones, the newest trends and news and views from across the jewelry world. Here's a closer look at what's inside issue 12.
THE ALLURE OF COCKTAIL RINGS
The story of cocktail rings begins in prohibition-era America during the 1920s, and we've taken a look back at this fascinating period inside this issue. Plus - five refreshing cocktail recipes to accompany your favorite gemstones this summertime.
GEMSTONE PHENOMENA: TWINNING
Sometimes when gemstones are forming, they can divide into two distinct crystals in a phenomenon known as twinning. The results can be spectacular and crystals like this are remarkably rare. We explain how it happens in the new issue.
SAPPHIRE - ROYAL BLUE TREASURE OF THE AGES
Sapphire is simply one of the most coveted, revered and spectacular gemstones of all time. It has a history dating back thousands of years and has been set into some of the most famous jewelry the world has ever seen. We delve further into its rich history inside the summer issue.
SUMMER STYLE GUIDE
Summertime is here again and we've picked the top three colors of the season and our favorite gemstones to compliment them. Sky Blue, Berry Red and Grass Green will all be huge this season, and we've got a selection of the very best gemstones to match.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF EARRINGS
Earrings are available in a vast number of different styles and designs and have been adorning our ears for thousand of years. But where did it all begin? We go back 5,000 years to tell the story of the earliest evidence of earrings and how they've developed though the ages.
TUCSON GEM FAIR 2019
There is no better gemstone show in the world than the Tucson Gemstone and Jewelry Fair when it comes to sourcing exciting new finds. Our gemstone expert David Troth reports from the most recent show and offers a tantalizing glimpse of the gemstones you'll be seeing in our jewelry over the next few months.
THE STORY OF IDAR-OBERSTEIN
Idar-Oberstein is a town in Germany with a fascinating story to tell. It has played its part in the faceting of gemstones for hundreds of years and in the new issue we explore a little more of its history and how it came to be such an importance global center for lapidary.
You'll receive a free copy of the magazine with the first order you place this quarter (May, June and July 2019), but if you'd like additional copies of this issue, you can buy them by clicking here.