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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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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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Cabochons of strongly zoned Brazilian quartz.
GEM NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Multi-Color-Zoned Quartz from Brazil

A Brazilian quartz with unusual color zoning caused by variable iron content is examined.
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Rough emerald with mobile inclusion.
LAB NOTE

Emerald with Mobile Inclusion

An emerald rough displays a large, multiphase inclusion suspended in fluid.
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A 2.11 carat radiant shaped Fancy red diamond in a spotlight
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Pre-Holiday Gem Orders ‘Encouraging’

Demand good for affordable quality, high-end stones. Plus: Mixed results for first fall auctions.
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