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Abstract Header from the 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology
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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Star of the South: A Historic 128 Ct Diamond

This article presents the first complete gemmological characterisation of the historic 128.48 ct Brazilian diamond known as the Star of the South.

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Gemstone Durability: Design to Display

A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.

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Harry Winston: A Story Told in Diamonds

An overview of some of the most fabulous and famous diamonds that Harry Winston has known.

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The Rise to Prominence of the Modern Diamond Cutting Industry in India

this article reviews the rise of the modern diamond cutting industry in India and its impact on the world diamond trade

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An Examination of Four Important Gems

Several famous and historical gemstones in the Smithsonian's collection are examined and reported on.

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Modelling the Appearance of the Round Brilliant Cut Diamond: An Analysis of Fire, and More about Brilliance

This second major article in a three-dimensional modelling study analyses fire – the visible extent of light dispersed into spectral colours.

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The Cullinan Diamond Centennial: A History and Gemmological Analysis Of Cullinans I And II

Eight decades after the Cullinan diamond was mined, a team of gemmologists examined the two famous gems that were created from it to become part of the Crown Jewels of England.

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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.

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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)

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