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.
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.
A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China
China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.
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.
The Changma Diamond District, Mengyin, Shandong Province, China
One of China's most important discoveries to date is the Changma kimberlite district in Shandong Province.
Age, Origin and Emplacement of Diamonds: Scientific Advances in the Last Decade
Although certain concepts about the age and formation of diamonds have been known for some time, this overview of advances over the decade leading up to the early 1990s have expanded the scientific understanding of this fascinating topic exponentially.