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A large red-orange crystal of wulfenite is nestled in the arms of matrix.
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Arizona Road Trips: Wild West Gem and Mineral Localities

Arizona’s scenic desert and mountain landscape is the perfect backdrop for a modern Wild West road trip in search of gem and mineral treasures.

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An Early Byzantine Engraved Almandine from the Garibpet Deposit, Telangana State, India: Evidence for Garnet Trade Along the Ancient Maritime Silk Road

Analyses the chemical composition and inclusion characteristics of this ancient artefact.

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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are surefire accessories for sultry summer days.

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Çiğdem Lüle behind a podium.
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Researcher and Educator Uses Gems to Explore Ancient Civilisations

Çiğdem Lüle uses her expertise to teach about the gem market and develop the multidisciplinary research subject of archaeo-gemmology.

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Jewellery that Speaks the Language of Flowers

A flower is one of nature’s most delicate delights, so it’s natural that jewellery designers have long found inspiration in them, seeking to capture their fleeting beauty in jewellery.

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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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Garnet History and Lore

Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife.

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A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China

China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.

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Bohemian Garnet – Today

Red garnets have been mined in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia since the 16th century.

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The Andradites of San Benito County, California

Mines in San Benito County, California, produce andradite in various colours; some are chatoyant.

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