Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewellery Power of the Pink City
Examines Jaipur’s role as a coloured stone cutting and jewellery manufacturing centre, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading and retail operations.
Synthetic Star Sapphires and Rubies Produced by Wiede’s Carbidwerk, Freyung, Germany
Details the process used by Wiede’s Carbidwerk to produce star synthetic corundum from the mid-1950s until the 1970s.
Observations on HPHT-Grown Synthetic Diamonds: A Review
Summarises statistical data and distinctive features of several thousand gem-quality HPHT synthetic diamonds examined by GIA from 2007 through 2016.
Japanese Jadeite: History, Characteristics and Comparison with Other Sources
Examines the sources, colour, texture and chemical composition of jadeite from Japanese deposits.
Fabergé Cossack Figures Created from Russian Gemstones
Hardstone figures of two Russian imperial bodyguards, commissioned in 1912 by Nicholas II, demonstrate the House of Fabergé’s meticulous detail and craftsmanship.
Sri Lanka: Expedition to the Island of Jewels
Offers a first-hand look at Sri Lanka’s mining, cutting, jewellery manufacturing and retail sectors, where tradition and innovation converge.
Exploring the Chinese Gem and Jewellery Industry
Examines China’s eminent role in the gem and jewellery industry, as a manufacturer and a consumer market, and its impact on the global trade.
Rough Diamond Auctions: Sweeping Changes In Pricing and Distribution
Examines the growing percentage of rough diamonds being sold through auctions, a shift that has caused price volatility while opening up supply to more manufacturers and dealers.
Auction Houses: A Powerful Market Influence on Major Diamonds and Coloured Gemstones
A report on how high-profile jewellery auctions have affected the gem and jewellery market.
Botswana’s Scintillating Moment
Examines the history of diamond production in Botswana and the long-term outlook for beneficiation through value-added industries.