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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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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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Synthetic Gem Materials and Simulants in the 1990s

The 1990s witnessed important developments in the commercial viability of gem-quality synthetic diamonds.

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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.

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An Updated Chart on the Characteristics of HPHT-Grown Synthetic Diamonds

A new chart, supplementing the one published in the Winter 1995 issue of Gems & Gemmology, summarises the features of both as-grown (“non-modified”) and treated (“modified”) synthetic diamonds currently in the gem market.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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