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Suite containing over 36 carats of Yogo sapphire
Gemmological Characterisation of Sapphires from Yogo Gulch, Montana

A look at the mining and distinguishing characteristics of this naturally vibrant blue sapphire.

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Accurate Reporting of Key Trace Elements in Ruby and Sapphire Using Matrix-Matched Standards

Presents a group of corundum standards developed by GIA to improve the accuracy and efficiency of its laser ablation–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) instruments.

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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.

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Study sample emeralds
A Preliminary Study on the Separation of Natural and Synthetic Emeralds Using Vibrational Spectroscopy

Reports preliminary findings—based on FTIR and Raman spectrometry of more than 300 samples—on distinguishing natural and synthetic emeralds using vibrational spectroscopy.

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Argyle pink diamonds
Exceptional Pink to Red Diamonds: A Celebration of the 30th Argyle Diamond Tender

Describes the extremely rare polished pink diamonds from Australia’s Argyle mine that have been sold for 30 years through invitation-only tenders.

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Blue Moon, rough and cut
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.

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Sri Lanka: Expedition to the Island of Jewels
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.

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Man Sin mining
Hunting for
“Jedi” Spinels in Mogok

Documents a series of visits to Myanmar in search of exceptionally bright pinkish red spinels possessing no dark tones.

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Eight HPHT faceted synthetic diamonds from AOTC Group
Near-Colourless HPHT Synthetic Diamonds from AOTC Group

Presents the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of a suite of synthetic diamonds grown by AOTC using high pressure and high temperature.

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Cultured pearl prepped for analysis
A Look Inside a Remarkably Large Beaded South Sea Cultured Pearl

A study of the nacre and the cavity of a large Pinctada maxima cultured pearl yields a theory on the specimen’s formation.

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