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PRACTICAL DIAMOND GRADINGThis short course will build on your knowledge of gemstones and, in particular, diamonds. Practical Diamond Grading (PDG)…

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Local News: August, 2022

GAA Introductory courses

Introductory courses are designed for the beginner wanting to gain an understanding into the wonderful world of gemmology. You might…

GAA to give away $2000

The Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) is planning to give away almost $2000 in course vouchers at the JAA International…

Victorian GAA celebrates with ‘James Bond’

The Victorian chapter of the Gemmological Association of Australia will hold its 'biggest and best ever' gala dinner and graduation…

O’Neils buys sapphex and affiliated importers

Brisbane-based gemstone wholesaler O'Neils Gems has bought Sydney-based Sapphex and Melbourne-based Affiliated Importers from GAA president Terry Coldham

GAA undergoes overhaul

Members of the Gemmological Association of Australia have agreed to join forces and overhaul the administrative structure of the national…

Emerald enhancers

The Gemmological Association of Australia outlines some of the treatments used to enhance the appearance of emeralds, aquamarines and other…

Coldham heads GAA

Terry Coldham has been elected president of the Gemmological Association of Australia at the assocation’s ‘Expect the Unexpected’ Federal Conference.…

Pearl Power

Jenny Berich discovers that mankind’s lust for the mysterious jewel from the deep continues to grow – irrespective of changing…

Emeralds – an Australian discovery

Emeralds, the birthstone of May, have been prized as precious jewels for thousands of years.

Gem experts meet in Coober Pedy

A French professor specialising in opals and coloured diamonds, Australia’s leading colour gemstone expert and Asia’s top jade authority were the…
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