Volume 23• No. 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ON THE COVER:
TOP: Zircon and diamond ring by Sharon Curtiss, the Gem Vault. BOTTOM:
Zircon and diamond ring by Jason Basskin, the Gem Vault. Photos by Jim
Want to know how to survive and even thrive after a "perfect
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Heaven On Earth
Nebula stone, a deep dark green Gemstone, with strange green orb
patterns interspersed throughout, looks other worldly, but in reality it
comes from one mine in Southern Mexico.
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Zest for Zircon
Zircon outblues aqua, outpinks garnet, and thanks to its
ultra-high dispersion, outshines them all - at a fraction of the
cost. It's a case of getting far more for far less. No wonder
zircon is the hottest it's ever been.
911: Drama Queen
Designers Erica Courtney, Jason Baskin, and Tom Dailing set out
to prove that anything blue beryl or pink garnet can do, zircons
can do better. Members of our Designer 911 panel show and tell
of the joys of using zircon in a wide range of colors.
Load the right programs on your hard drive and business life
can become the easiest and most profitable it has ever been. No
wonder Colored Stone is high on high-tech.
Next Big Thing: Sustainability
With "Dirty Golf" and anit-coral campaigns gaining media
attention, going green is about to become as important to
jewelers as getting back into the black.
Music has its Emmys, and cutting has its Gemmys. Here are
this year's winning lapidary masterpieces in Colored Stone's
The Coral Crisis
A growing number of scientists want jewelry coral
listed as an endangered species, Is this organic gem in the deep
trouble they say it is? And, if so, is placing it under the
supervision of a giant global bureaucracy a cure - or a curse?
Red Menaces and Blue Meanies
The jewelry world is awash in glass-filled ruby and
blue-dyed tourmaline. And they're only two of the tints on the
ersatz rainbow. What do jewelers do with the deluge of treated
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Lama and Carl Sagan
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Please go see the New TV Cosmos series on Fox TV.
"The Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey" with Neil Degrasse Tyssen
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