Latest-Generation CVD-Grown Synthetic Diamonds from Apollo Diamond Inc.
High-quality CVD-grown diamonds, comparable in colour and clarity to natural diamonds, can be identified using a combination of gemmological and spectroscopic properties.
Discovery and Mining of the Argyle Diamond Deposit, Australia
Australia’s Argyle mine has set records for volume since its establishment in 1983, and is additionally noted for its rare pink diamonds.
GE POL Diamonds: Before and After
This article explores and identifies the changes that type IIa GE POL diamonds experience before and after HPHT annealing.
Synthetic Moissanite: A New Diamond Substitute
Synthetic moissanite is much closer to diamond in overall appearance and heft than any previous diamond imitation; this article reports on how to identify and characterise it.
Gemmological Properties of Near-Colourless Synthetic Diamonds
Examination of 51 colourless to near-colourless synthetic diamonds from all known sources of production confirms that they can be distinguished from similar-appearing natural diamonds on the basis of their gemmological properties.
A Chart for the Separation of Natural and Synthetic Diamonds
Exploration of a chart designed to give jewellers and gemmologists a practical guide to identifying synthetic diamonds as they enter the jewellery trade.
De Beers near Colourless-to-Blue Experimental Gem-Quality Synthetic Diamonds
De Beers has produced a faceted synthetic gem-quality diamond that could go unrecognised without careful gemmological testing.
A Preliminary Gemmological Study of Synthetic Diamond Thin Films
To evaluate possible problems in separating gem materials coated with a synthetic diamond thin film from their uncoated equivalents, we examined one sample of a free-standing, polycrystalline diamond film about one micron (0.001 mm) thick.
Magnetic Properties of Gem-Quality Synthetic Diamonds
A comparison of the magnetic properties of synthetic and natural diamonds.