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 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.
Synthetic Rubies by Douros: A New Challenge for Gemmologists
Greek manufacturer J. & A. Douros introduced a new flux synthetic ruby in early 1993.
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.
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.