The Very Deep Origin of the World’s Biggest Diamonds
Explores an exceptional family of diamonds, referred to as “CLIPPIR” (Cullinan-like, Large, Inclusion-Poor, Pure, Irregular and Resorbed), that formed in a super-deep environment.
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp
An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.
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.
Abstracts; Summer 2009
This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.
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.
Gem-Quality Synthetic Diamonds Grown by a Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) Method
Brown-to-grey and near-colourless single-crystal type IIa synthetic diamonds grown.
Identification of HPHT-Treated Yellow to Green Diamonds
Greenish yellow to yellowish green HPHT-treated diamonds exhibited highly saturated body colour, well-defined brown to yellow octahedral graining and visual evidence of heating, among other characteristics.
Recent Advances in CVD Synthetic Diamond Quality
A survey of recent advances in CVD synthetic diamond quality.
Fingerprinting of Two Diamonds Cut from the Same Rough
With the information from a combination of tools now available, the sophisticated gemmologist can fingerprint a given stone.
Ruby in Diamond
The first substantiated identification of corundum (var. ruby) occurring as an inclusion in natural diamond is presented.