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An Introduction to Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Diamond and Its Applications in Gemmology

Presents the underlying physics and methodology of this analytical technique, which has become an essential tool in identifying treated and synthetic diamonds.

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Fancy Dark brown to Fancy black Marange diamonds
Black Diamonds from Marange (Zimbabwe): A Result of Natural Irradiation and Graphite Inclusions

Characterises a suite of 40 natural brown to black diamonds from this deposit so that they can be distinguished from suspected treated black diamonds.

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Recently discovered and legendary diamonds in the blue/gray/violet color range
Natural-Colour Blue, Grey and Violet Diamonds: Allure of the Deep

Summarises data collected on more than 15,000 natural blue/grey/violet diamonds examined by GIA during the last decade and examines the mechanisms that produce this colour range.

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Nanocut Plasmaetched Diamonds
Cutting Diffraction Gratings to Improve Dispersion (“Fire”) in Diamonds

A new microlithography process developed to create high-resolution diffraction grating patterns on portions of certain facets can improve the dispersion of light and thus the amount of “fire” in a diamond.

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Faceted CVD Synthetic Diamonds
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp

An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.

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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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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.

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10 Study Samples Before and After HPHT Processing
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.

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De Beers Natural versus Synthetic Diamond Verification Instruments

Two instruments have been developed at De Beers DTC Research Centre, Maidenhead, to distinguish synthetic diamonds from natural diamonds.

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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.

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