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Yellow diamond 17.88 ct., in tweezers, in front of selection of white octahedra, 34.11 ctw. These diamonds came from Kao Mine, Lesotho.
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.

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Study sample emeralds
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.

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Argyle pink diamonds
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.

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Blue Moon, rough and cut
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.

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Sri Lanka: Expedition to the Island of Jewels
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Sapphires of Mingxi, Fujian Province, China

Blue sapphires from China are similar to gem corundum from Australia, Thailand, and Kampuchea (Camodia).

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Kashmir Sapphire

The history of the Kashmir mines, the beautiful sapphires found there and the outlook for the future.

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