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 History of Diamond Treatments
Modern gemmologists and diamantaires are faced with a broad spectrum of colour and clarity treatments ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated.
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.
A Solution to Diamond Colour Grading Problems
Although GIA’s system for evaluating diamond quality has been an industry benchmark since 1955, it all began with the efforts of Robert Shipley Sr. and Richard T. Liddicoat a decade earlier.
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.
Pitfalls in Colour Grading Diamonds by Machine
Two major sources of error make spectroscopically determined colour grades unreliable.
The Rise to Prominence of the Modern Diamond Cutting Industry in India
this article reviews the rise of the modern diamond cutting industry in India and its impact on the world diamond trade
Colour Grading “D-to-Z” Diamonds at the GIA Laboratory
This article discusses the history and ongoing development of GIA's colour grading system, and explains how its laboratory applies it.
Fingerprinting of Two Diamonds Cut from the Same Rough
With the information from a combination of tools now available, the sophisticated gemmologist can fingerprint a given stone.
De Beers Natural versus Synthetic Diamond Verification Instruments
Two instruments have been developed at De Beers DTC Research Centre, Maidenhead, to distinguish synthetic diamonds from natural diamonds.