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Italian Jewelry in the 20th Century
BOOK REVIEW

Book Review: Italian Jewelry in the 20th Century

Review of Italian Jewelry in the 20th Century by Melissa Gabardi.
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Quartz silver pendant with hematite inclusions.
MICRO-WORLD

Hematite in Quartz: “A Rose by Any Other Name”

A quartz cabochon hosts an unusual rose-shaped hematite inclusion.
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Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects
BOOK REVIEW

Book Review: Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects

Review of Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects by François Chaille.
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Flux-grown pink synthetic sapphire with unusual inclusions.
LAB NOTE

Flux-Grown Pink Synthetic Sapphire with Unusual Crystal Inclusions

Gemological testing and advanced analyses of a pink stone reveal unexpected results.
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Surface-reaching growth tubes in a sapphire.
MICRO-WORLD

Growth Tube Cluster in Sapphire

Surface-reaching growth tubes in a sapphire provide insight into the gem’s origin and treatment history.
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