Optical Effects of Phenomenal Cabochons
Learn how the structure, inclusions and properties of some gemstones interact with light to create unusual visual effects.
Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G
G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 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.
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.
Abstracts; Winter 2009
This article, from the Winter 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.
A Useful Technique to Confirm the Hydrophane Nature of Opal
Observing a water drop’s interaction with opal, as well as refractive index, can confirm a specimen’s hydrophane nature with less risk of breakage than total immersion.