Tourmaline mining in Brazil

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Former CDA coin dealer order to pay back 1/2 million +

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2015/jun/05/ex-coinuts-owner-repay-578k/

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Jade Buyers at Myanmar Auction

http://youtu.be/OJkCbWg8JyQ

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The Incredible Floating Selling Machine

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caveat emptor

The incredible jewellery selling machine – Part 1

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Fossil Display: Tucson 2013 (click on the image to enlarge it)

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Magnificent photos reveal the magical interior of gemstones

The wonderful world of microscopic inclusions in gemstone:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/gems-minerals-inclusions-inside-photography-art-science-180953662/?no-ist

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The latest on the EGL controversy

http://www.jckonline.com/blogs/cutting-remarks/2014/12/19/egl-intl-not-going-away-quietly

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New Study shows that independent stores have better prices.

Yup, you’ll get a better diamond price at the local independent (“mom and pop”) store than at the big box and chain stores. From what I’ve seen, I suspect that is true of colored gems as well:

http://www.jckonline.com/blogs/cutting-remarks/2014/12/11/independent-jewelers-have-better-diamond-prices-than-chains-according-to-um-blue-nile?utm_source=JCK+eNewsletters&utm_campaign=746d96d8ba-2014_12_11_Your_Store_Thursday&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_56301e74d4-746d96d8ba-333931477

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San Diego fraud and misrepresentation allegations — Baron and Baroness Jewelers

Caveat emptor in the case of Baron & Baroness Jewels, William David Leavitt, of San Diego, California. An interesting case:

http://www.10news.com/news/investigations/team-10-uncovers-flaws-in-san-diego-jewelers-claims

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Tennessee lawsuit settled

Predictably:

http://www.jckonline.com/2014/10/03/lawsuit-over-grading-reports-settled?utm_content=buffer877f6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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