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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.

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The Cullinan Diamond Centennial: A History and Gemmological Analysis Of Cullinans I And II

Eight decades after the Cullinan diamond was mined, a team of gemmologists examined the two famous gems that were created from it to become part of the Crown Jewels of England.

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Jewellery of the 1990s

This article provides an overview of the many changes that took place in how jewellery was designed, manufactured and marketed during the last decade.

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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.

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Curves and Optics in Nontraditional Gemstone Cutting

A series of cuts, designed by the author, exhibit extraordinary optical effects that result from a combination of curved surfaces and plane facets placed to take advantage of internal reflection.

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"Modern" Jewellery: Retro to Abstract

A review of mid-20th century jewellery styles.

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Contemporary Intarsia: The Medvedev Approach to Gem Inlay

Russian émigré Nicolai Medvedev is creating masterpieces of lapidary work in boxes, candlesticks, clock cases and jewellery.

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Art Nouveau: Jewels and Jewellers

This article discusses the origins of Art Nouveau and outlines the distinctive interpretations and contributions made by significant Art Nouveau jewellers.

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Pearl Fashion Through the Ages

A history of pearls in jewellery and fashions through the ages.

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Freshwater Pearls of North America

The American freshwater pearl industry and its new entry, the freshwater cultured pearl.

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