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Gem Virtuosos: The Drehers and Their Extraordinary Carvings

A look at the artistic heritage of the Drehers, an influential family of gem carvers in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

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A spaceship-inspired ring of pink gems surrounding a pearl is showcased on a bride’s intricately drawn henna hands.
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Designer’s Inventive, ‘Outrageous’ Jewellery Wins Industry Awards

Emerging artist Trishala Ashok – who has won multiple design awards – looks beyond the mundane and minutiae of daily life to create her jewellery.

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Citrine Care and Cleaning

Learn about citrine's durability and how to care for your citrine jewellery.


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Using LA-ICP-MS Analysis for the Separation of Natural and Synthetic Amethyst and Citrine

An exploratory investigation of the value of laser ablation–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectroscopy in identifying natural and synthetic quartz.

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Citrine History and Lore

Natural citrine is rare, and today most citrine quartz is the result of heat treatment of amethyst quartz. Even so, gems from the Victorian era have surfaced, and it’s not hard to imagine that citrine was treasured even in earlier times.

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Zambia Cut Citrines
Citrine from Zambia

Large, clean citrine reportedly from the Kitwe deposit in Zambia is a welcome addition to the gem market.

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Artificially Induced Colour in Amethyst-Citrine Quartz

A new and rather unusual gem material and possible treatments are discussed.

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GIA Gem Project
Various Gems (Olivine - Rutile)

Among the collection assembled by Dr Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.

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The Natural Formation and Occurrence of Green Quartz

How amethyst under certain conditions may turn green rather than the expected citrine-yellow.

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Citrine Description

Citrine - the transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz - is rare in nature. In the days before modern gemmology, its tawny colour caused it to be confused with topaz.

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