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Fancy-color diamonds from Lomonosov, Russia.
Geology and Development of the Lomonosov Deposit, North-Western Russia

Reviews diamond discoveries at the Lomonosov deposit, as well as the geology of the Arkhangelsk kimberlite province.

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Fluorescence Spectra of Coloured Diamonds Using a Rapid, Mobile Spectrometer

Numerous natural-colour coloured diamonds from the Aurora Butterfly of Peace and other collections were studied using a new type of fluorescence spectrometer.

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The Wittelsbach Blue

This article describes what is known about the Wittelsbach Blue since it was first reported in 1666, and the gemmological information released to date on this diamond.

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Winter 2011 G&G Lab Notes

This section, from the Winter 2011 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of interesting finds from GIA’s laboratories.

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Hydrogen-rich Diamonds
Grey-To-Blue-To-Violet Hydrogen-Rich Diamonds from the Argyle Mine, Australia

The Argyle diamond mine is the only known source of type IaB hydrogen- and nitrogen-rich diamonds coloured grey to blue to violet.

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GemCad View of the French Blue Enclosed Within the Tavernier Blue
A Crystallographic Analysis of the Tavernier Blue Diamond

This study uses both historical information and modern data to create a computer model of the Tavernier Blue, orienting the finished diamond within the original diamond crystal.

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Coloured Diamonds in the Aurora Butterfly of Peace Collection
The “Type” Classification System of Diamonds and Its Importance in Gemmology

Knowledge of type allows gemmologists to better evaluate if a diamond might be treated or synthetic, and whether it should be sent to a laboratory for testing.

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Treated-Colour Pink-To-Red Diamonds from Lucent Diamonds Inc.

Using a multi-step process, Lucent Diamonds has developed a new treatment process for certain natural diamonds that creates colours from pink-purple to red to orangey brown.

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Characterisation and Grading of Natural-Colour Pink Diamonds

Known for their great beauty and rarity, pink diamonds have long been sought after by jewellers, collectors and consumers.

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Gemesis Laboratory-Created Diamonds

High-quality synthetic diamonds created by the Gemesis Corp. are examined and their gemmological properties are explicated.

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