Natural-Colour Blue, Grey and Violet Diamonds: Allure of the Deep
Summarises data collected on more than 15,000 natural blue/grey/violet diamonds examined by GIA during the last decade and examines the mechanisms that produce this colour range.
Gemesis Laboratory-Created Diamonds
High-quality synthetic diamonds created by the Gemesis Corp. are examined and their gemmological properties are explicated.
GE POL Diamonds: Before and After
This article explores and identifies the changes that type IIa GE POL diamonds experience before and after HPHT annealing.
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.
The Identification of Artificial Colouration in Diamond
The source of colour in some diamonds, particularly fluorescent green and some yellow stones, can be very difficult to identify despite increasing knowledge about the radiation-related bands seen in the visible spectra of diamonds.
Treated-Colour Pink-To-Red Diamonds from Lucent Diamonds Inc.
Using a multi-step process, Lucent Diamonds has developed a new treatment process for certain natural diamonds that creates colours from pink-purple to red to orangey brown.
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp
An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.
Synthetic Moissanite: A New Diamond Substitute
Synthetic moissanite is much closer to diamond in overall appearance and heft than any previous diamond imitation; this article reports on how to identify and characterise it.
A Chart for the Separation of Natural and Synthetic Diamonds
Exploration of a chart designed to give jewellers and gemmologists a practical guide to identifying synthetic diamonds as they enter the jewellery trade.
The Very Deep Origin of the World’s Biggest Diamonds
Explores an exceptional family of diamonds, referred to as “CLIPPIR” (Cullinan-like, Large, Inclusion-Poor, Pure, Irregular and Resorbed), that formed in a super-deep environment.