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Gems & Gemology is the award-winning quarterly journal of the Gemological Institute of America. Since 1934, G&G has published groundbreaking research on diamonds and colored stones—their sources, special characteristics, synthetics and imitations, treatments, and identification techniques.

Packed with beautiful full-color illustrations, each issue of G&G delivers:
• Feature articles: Peer-reviewed research by the world’s leading gemologists
• Lab Notes: The latest discoveries from GIA’s laboratory
• Gem News International: Global coverage of new discoveries, unusual gem materials, and current events
• Book Reviews and Gemological Abstracts: Presents current gem and jewelry books, plus articles published elsewhere in the gemological literature

With this enhanced digital version, G&G also brings you interviews with industry experts, videos spanning the world of gems, in-depth slideshows, and other new features.

Gems & Gemology is the journal that shares your passion for gems.

Please allow ample time for our media-rich issues to download.

What's New in Version 1.3

Each new edition of G&G will be available online free of charge on GIA’s website An archive of every issue of the journal from Volume 1, Issue 1 of January 1934 will be available – also for no charge – for viewing or download. With this enhancement, we are discontinuing the iPad version of G&G. The print edition will continue; to purchase a print issue or subscription, visit the GIA Store, contact customer service at, or call toll-free (800) 421-7250, ext. 4502. From outside the U.S. and Canada, call (760) 603-4502.

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Customer Reviews

Nice, but....

I haven't tried to download an issue of their magazine, so I won't comment on that. I use the app by tapping on the logo in the top left in order to access their wealth of information; and they do have a lot of great information. The major problem, and it is excessively annoying, is that there is normally no way to go back to a previous page. So, once you tap on a link and get to the new page, there's no way to go back other than to start all over again. For instance, I went into the Gem Encyclopedia, chose a gem, chose further information about that gem, then chose an article about the gem. When I was finished reading, I found there was no way to go right back to the other articles--I had to begin all over again at the Gem Encyclopedia. VERY FRUSTRATING.

Instructions for app

Instead of trying to download the magazines click on the Gems & Gemology logo then a whole world of information opens up. You can look up any gem and read information, lore and view images. Also find jewelers, look up diamond grading reports and more. Magazines go back to the 1930s.

Have patience

It does take awhile to download but well worth it to the gemologist. One review called it a game, these magazines are written for professionals. However anyone interested in jewelry will find many articles valuable.

Gems & Gemology
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  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 11.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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