Fluorescence produced by optical defects in diamond: measurement, characterisation and challenges
How variations in UV lamp output can affect observed fluorescence colour and intensity.
Possible “Sister” Stones of the Hope Diamond
A recent study compares a specially created model of the Hope diamond with recent computer models of the French Blue to determine if other stones could have resulted from either recutting.
Strongly Coloured Pink CVD Lab-Grown Diamonds
Pink CVD lab-grown products can be separated from natural and treated-colour natural pink diamonds by a combination of gemmological and spectroscopic properties, which are explored in this study.
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.
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.
Book Review: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection
By Dorothy McFerrin, publ. by the McFerrin Foundation, College Station, Texas, 2013, US $125 (£74)
The Gemmological Properties of Russian Gem-Quality Synthetic Yellow Diamonds
Russian-grown gem-quality synthetic diamonds are being sold for jewellery; this article presents the results of a gemmological examination of a group of yellow samples.