Research & News
Trapiche-Like Pattern in an Emerald from Pakistan
Brightfield illumination reveals a distinctive growth pattern similar to trapiche in a beautiful emerald from Swat Valley.
GIA Knowledge Sessions
Engage in webinars on the most diverse and pressing issues in gemology today, including gemstone origin, laboratory-grown stones and new discoveries in field gemology.
Quench-Crackled Dyed Blue Chalcedony Resembling Larimar
Raman spectroscopy confirms sea-blue beads with a similar appearance to Larimar are actually quench-crackled chalcedony.
A New Deposit of Pink Natrolite from Indonesia
Lovely rose-pink natrolite from Indonesia is dubbed “rhodatrolite” for its color and texture.
Fluorophlogopite in Burmese Spinel
A crystal breaking the surface of a red spinel from Mogok revealed the surprising presence of fluorophlogopite, a species of mica.
Occurrence of Petrified Woods in the Russian Far East: Gemology and Origin
Scientists in Russia construct an origin story through the analysis of petrified wood popularly used in the souvenir trade.