Plastic Amber Imitation in a Rosary
Examination reveals both amber and Bakelite plastic beads in a rosary submitted for identification.
Composite amber with an unusual structure
This 9.12 gram amber composite featured a combination of natural and imitation amber, accompanied by natural and artificial insect inclusions.
Abstracts; Summer 2009
This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.
Abstracts; Winter 2009
This article, from the Winter 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.
Identification of Extraterrestrial Peridot by Trace Elements
Twenty-six peridot samples from the Esquel pallasite meteorite and 27 samples from 10 terrestrial sources were studied by laser ablation.
Characterisation of “Green Amber” With Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
A peridot-like bright greenish yellow to green gem material called “green amber” has recently appeared in the gem market.