Real-Time Microradiography of Pearls: A Comparison Between Detectors
Compares the image quality provided by real-time microradiographic imaging (RTX) units fitted with two different detectors: an image intensifier (II) and a flat panel detector (FPD).
Photoluminescence Spectra of Emeralds from Colombia, Afghanistan and Zambia
Compares PL spectroscopy data of 48 emerald samples from three countries to evaluate the usefulness of the technique in geographic origin determination.
Origin Determination of Dolomite-Related White Nephrite through Iterative-Binary Linear Discriminant Analysis
A technique for origin identification based on statistical analysis and LA-ICP-MS spectrometry.
Fluorescence produced by optical defects in diamond: measurement, characterisation and challenges
How variations in UV lamp output can affect observed fluorescence colour and intensity.
The “Type” Classification System of Diamonds and Its Importance in Gemmology
Knowledge of type allows gemmologists to better evaluate if a diamond might be treated or synthetic, and whether it should be sent to a laboratory for testing.
Global Rough Diamond Production Since 1870
Historically, global rough diamond production has fluctuated greatly due to a myriad of causes, many of which are explored in this article.
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.
A Foundation for Grading the Overall Cut Quality of Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
The GIA diamond cut grading system described here includes the components of brightness, fire, scintillation, polish and symmetry, as well as weight and durability concerns, into a single overall grade for cut quality for standard round brilliants.
A New Lasering Technique for Diamond
Several diamonds were treated for the purposes of observation and report with a new laser technique which does not show the typical surface-reaching drill hole.
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.