Fluorite Sphere with Phosphorescent Coating
A sphere with unusual phosphorescence is seen in the Carlsbad laboratory.
Green Sapphire Filled with Glass
Analysis reveals blue lead glass filling in a sapphire that has an overall green bodycolour as a result of the filling’s combination with natural yellow colour.
Turquoise with Fingerprint Pattern
A fingerprint pattern, possibly left by human skin oils during the assembly process, is observed in natural turquoise beads.
Spring 1991 G&G Lab Notes
This section, from the Spring 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of interesting finds from GIA’s laboratories.