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Confusing, Triangular Inclusions in an Art Deco-Style Pin
Spring 1991 G&G Lab Notes

This section, from the Spring 1991 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of interesting finds from GIA’s laboratories.

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Fancy black NPD synthetic diamond
Fancy Black NPD Synthetic Diamond

Testing reveals the first synthetic nano-polycrystalline diamond (NPD) to be detected by a gem lab.

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G-G Spring 2015
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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Summer G&G 2015
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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A row of five low-quality bead cultured pearls.
A Study on Improving the Surface Appearance of Low-Quality Pinctada maxima Bead Cultured Pearls

In this study, the Bangkok laboratory examined five low-quality bead cultured pearls sourced directly from a local pearl factory and characterised their features before and after processing.

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A white and purple pearl sitting in half of its shell.
Clam Chowder with a Side of Pearl

Recently, GIA’s laboratory in New York had the opportunity to examine a fascinating pearl find and hear about an even more fascinating story.

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Baroque pearl with suspect ring
Assembled “Pearl” Filled with Wire

Microradiography reveals wire fillings within a “pearl” created from two separate specimens.

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Abstracts; Autumn 2009

This article, from the Autumn 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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An oval shaped bicolor tanzanite has purple on each side with blue-green in the middle.
December Blues: Birthstone Gifts that Will Delight

Looking for a gift for someone special? December’s birthstones offer a treat for every taste, style and personality – even if it’s not their birth month.

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Combine emeralds and gold with the sophisticated design of Cartier and voilà − earrings of timeless beauty. Courtesy of a private collector. Photo by Tino Hammid/Copyright GIA and Tino Hammid
Leaf Motifs: Timeless Beauty for All Seasons of Jewellery

The humble leaf has captivated jewellery designers for centuries and they’ve transformed it into enduring pieces of beautiful jewellery.

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