A Preliminary Study on the Separation of Natural and Synthetic Emeralds Using Vibrational Spectroscopy
Reports preliminary findings—based on FTIR and Raman spectrometry of more than 300 samples—on distinguishing natural and synthetic emeralds using vibrational spectroscopy.
Rough Diamond Auctions: Sweeping Changes In Pricing and Distribution
Examines the growing percentage of rough diamonds being sold through auctions, a shift that has caused price volatility while opening up supply to more manufacturers and dealers.
Exceptional Pink to Red Diamonds: A Celebration of the 30th Argyle Diamond Tender
Describes the extremely rare polished pink diamonds from Australia’s Argyle mine that have been sold for 30 years through invitation-only tenders.
Study of the Blue Moon Diamond
Presents spectroscopic and phosphorescence data of the Blue Moon, a 12.03 ct Fancy Vivid blue diamond discovered at the historic Cullinan mine in early 2014.
Sri Lanka: Expedition to the Island of Jewels
Offers a first-hand look at Sri Lanka’s mining, cutting, jewellery manufacturing and retail sectors, where tradition and innovation converge.
Update on gemstone mining in Luc Yen, Vietnam
Explores the emergence of the Luc Yen area as a producer of corundum, spinel, tourmaline and other coloured stones.
Sapphires from Antsiranana Province, Northern Madagascar | Gems & Gemology
Since 1996, large quantities of yellow to blue sapphires have been recovered from alluvial deposits derived from basaltic rocks in northern Madagascar.
Ruby and Sapphire from the Southern Ural Mountains, Russia
Primary occurrences of ruby, pink sapphire, sapphires of other colours and spinel have been found in marbles in the Ural Mountains.
Update on Mining Rubies and Fancy Sapphires in Northern Vietnam
Northern Vietnam began producing significant quantities of rubies and fancy sapphires in the late 1980s.
The Indaia Sapphire Deposits of Minas Gerais, Brazil
The discovery of significant quantities of gem-quality sapphire in Minas Gerais could add corundum to the formidable list of gem species already commercially produced in Brazil.