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A large yellow cushion cut diamond pendant is partially framed with marquis cut diamonds and hangs from a necklace of mixed cut diamonds.
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Yellow Gemstones: Can You Identify Them?

Don’t judge a yellow gem by its colour alone. A variety of gemstones also come in shades of yellow, from diamonds to citrine to garnets.

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A row of various shaped cut and polished pink diamonds.
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Why are Pink Diamonds Pink? GIA Researchers Dive Deep into their Crystal Structure

GIA researchers analysed more than 90,000 natural pink diamonds to better understand how these rare and beautiful diamonds formed and got their colour.

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Autumn 2015 G&G: Trapiche Emeralds, Synthetic Diamonds and a Large Diamond Source

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Autumn 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Optical defects in diamond: a quick reference chart

A simple chart of optical defects in diamond, including those that produce colouration and fluorescence colours.

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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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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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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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Calcium Fluoride Coating Found on 13 "Fancy" Pink Diamonds

Recent lab examination reveals that traditional treatments such as calcium fluoride coating are still prevalent in the trade, and great care must be taken to identify them.

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Treated Green Diamonds
Detection of Treatment in Two Unusual Green Diamonds

A pair of sharp absorption bands in the near-infrared region, referred to as H1b and H1c, have been detected in one (and the H1b band in the other) of two green diamonds known to have been treated.

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