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.
The French Blue and the Hope: New Data from the Discovery of a Historical Lead Cast
With the use of modern tools and technology, this article sheds light on the history and provenance of both the French Blue and the Hope diamonds.
The Wittelsbach Blue
This article describes what is known about the Wittelsbach Blue since it was first reported in 1666, and the gemmological information released to date on this diamond.
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.
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.
The Impact of Internal Whitish And Reflective Graining on the Clarity Grading of D-To-Z Colour Diamonds at the GIA Laboratory
This article reviews the GIA Laboratory’s history of reporting on certain types of graining which are often the only characteristics present in large, high-clarity, high-colour diamonds.
Characterisation and Grading of Natural-Colour Yellow Diamonds
A large number of natural-colour yellow diamonds are analysed using grading and appearance aspects among other characteristics to clarify the differences between them and the light yellow diamonds associated with GIA's D-to-Z colour grading scale.
A Foundation for Grading the Overall Cut Quality of Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
The GIA diamond cut grading system described here includes the components of brightness, fire, scintillation, polish and symmetry, as well as weight and durability concerns, into a single overall grade for cut quality for standard round brilliants.
Gemesis Laboratory-Created Diamonds
High-quality synthetic diamonds created by the Gemesis Corp. are examined and their gemmological properties are explicated.
Characterisation and Grading of Natural-Colour Pink Diamonds
Known for their great beauty and rarity, pink diamonds have long been sought after by jewellers, collectors and consumers.