Revolution in Diamond Cutting: Laser Sawing of Diamond Crystals
This article describes the components and operation of the laser saw and its usefulness in diamond cutting.
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.
Modern Diamond Cutting and Polishing
Over the last 25 years, the diamond-cutting industry worldwide has been revolutionised by sophisticated instruments that provide invaluable aid in the process of creating a polished gem.
Latest-Generation CVD-Grown Synthetic Diamonds from Apollo Diamond Inc.
High-quality CVD-grown diamonds, comparable in colour and clarity to natural diamonds, can be identified using a combination of gemmological and spectroscopic properties.
Possible “Sister” Stones of the Hope Diamond
A recent study compares a specially created model of the Hope diamond with recent computer models of the French Blue to determine if other stones could have resulted from either recutting.
A Crystallographic Analysis of the Tavernier Blue Diamond
This study uses both historical information and modern data to create a computer model of the Tavernier Blue, orienting the finished diamond within the original diamond crystal.
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.
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.
Cutting Diffraction Gratings to Improve Dispersion (“Fire”) in Diamonds
A new microlithography process developed to create high-resolution diffraction grating patterns on portions of certain facets can improve the dispersion of light and thus the amount of “fire” in a diamond.
Strongly Coloured Pink CVD Lab-Grown Diamonds
Pink CVD lab-grown products can be separated from natural and treated-colour natural pink diamonds by a combination of gemmological and spectroscopic properties, which are explored in this study.