GIA Publication Celebrates 60 Years

The Summer 2007 issue of The Loupe: GIA World News commemorates the award-winning magazine’s 60th anniversary with a cover story detailing its history at the Gemological Institute of America and in the industry.

The story charts The Loupe’s progress from its first, four-page issue in 1947 to the 36-plus page magazine it has become, and reviews important coverage, columns, and notable people featured in its pages over the years.

This issue also introduces a new section—“Laboratory News,”—which includes updates and changes to GIA’s Laboratory services. This section will connect readers to important developments in this fast-growing area of the Institute.

Another story reviews the collection of Bernd Munsteiner’s jewelry and gem sculptures now on display at GIA’s Carlsbad, Calif., campus in a new exhibit titled “Reflections in Stone: The Art of Bernd Munsteiner.”

“Colorful Jaipur” marks the magazine’s second photo spread on India’s growing gemstone market.

Rounding out the issue is coverage of GemFest Basel, ICA Congress, the Sinkankas Symposium, and GIA involvement during The JCK Show ~ Las Vegas.