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A face-up view of a cushion cut diamond with blue color.
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Gems & Gemology’s 7 Most Unusual Encounters from 2019

Check out some of the most interesting and unusual diamonds and coloured stones submitted to GIA’s laboratories in 2019.

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Guardians of Trust: GIA’s Innovative Research, Instruments and Services

GIA’s services and instruments have grown in importance and impact as new gem treatments and laboratory-grown gems have entered the market.

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Figure 1. One of GIA’s new LA-ICP-MS corundum calibration standards sets (set number 1); the epoxy disk containing the set is 1.5 inches in diameter. NIST SRM 610 and 612 glass standards are included to account for trace and non-trace elements, such as those found in inclusions, that were not incorporated into the synthetic sapphire crystals grown for standards. Photo by Jennifer Stone-Sundberg.
Accurate Reporting of Key Trace Elements in Ruby and Sapphire Using Matrix-Matched Standards

Presents a group of corundum standards developed by GIA to improve the accuracy and efficiency of its laser ablation–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) instruments.

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Natural-color yellow sapphires with FTIR features of Punsiri-treated sapphire
“Punsiri”-type FTIR Spectral Features in Natural Yellow Sapphires

Testing of natural-colour yellow sapphires from Australia and Thailand with the FTIR features of “Punsiri” heat-treated material.

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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.

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Summer G&G 2015
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Summer 2015 G&G: Dual-Stars, Photomicrography Guide, Rubies from Tajikistan, New Micro-World Section

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Summer 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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G-G Spring 2015
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Spring 2015 G&G Examines Blue Spinel, Chinese Jewellery Design and the Latest in Synthetics

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Spring 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Intersecting Rutile Needles
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Insights From Inclusions

Natural gemstones are typically far more valuable than synthetic ones, so being able to identify them correctly is a powerful skill.

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Combodia river mining
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Gem Mining in Cambodia

How to examine a sapphire crystal for cracks and inclusions.

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Examining a Rough Sapphire

How to examine a sapphire crystal for cracks and inclusions.

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