A Status Report on Gemstones from Afghanistan
An overview of the plentiful and various gem materials being discovered and produced in Afghanistan.
Gem-Bearing Pegmatites: A Review
A survey of the current gemmological knowledge of pegmatites, including the gem varieties aquamarine, tourmaline and topaz.
Aquamarine, Maxixe-Type Beryl and Hydrothermal Synthetic Blue Beryl: Analysis and Identification
Aquamarine, Maxixe-type (irradiated) beryl, and two types of hydrothermally grown synthetic blue beryl currently available in the marketplace were investigated using various gemmological methods.
The authors have encountered hundreds of polymer-filled aquamarines in the Chinese jewellery market.
Aquamarine from the Masino-Bregaglia Massif, Central Alps, Italy
Aquamarine from granitic pegmatites of the Masino-Bregaglia Massif, Central Alps, Italy.