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.
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.
A New Method for Detecting Be Diffusion-Treated Sapphires: Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
This article describes the first application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to gemmology.
Tairus Hydrothermal Synthetic Sapphires Doped with Nickel and Chromium
Researchers from the Tairus joint venture have developed the technology for the hydrothermal growth of gem-quality crystals of synthetic sapphire.
The Identification of Blue Diffusion-Treated Sapphires
Blue diffusion-treated sapphires are becoming more prevalent than ever before.
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.
The Elahera Gem Field in Central Sri Lanka
The Elahera gem field currently provides approximately 35% of the gemstones exported from Sri Lanka.
The Sapphires of Mingxi, Fujian Province, China
Blue sapphires from China are similar to gem corundum from Australia, Thailand, and Kampuchea (Camodia).
Heat Treating Corundum: The Bangkok Operation
An overview of the potential effects that heat treatment can have on corundum.
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.