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.
Book Review: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection
By Dorothy McFerrin, publ. by the McFerrin Foundation, College Station, Texas, 2013, US $125 (£74)
Possible “Sister” Stones of the Hope Diamond
A recent study compares a specially created model of the Hope diamond with recent computer models of the French Blue to determine if other stones could have resulted from either recutting.
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.
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.
The Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewellery: From the Himalayas to Fifth Avenue
This peridot article chronicles the creation of a fine suite of peridot jewellery from the mine in the Himalayas to the manufacture of the necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings.
An Important Exhibition of Seven Rare Gem Diamonds
The stories behind seven strikingly beautiful rare natural diamonds, united in an exhibit at the Smithsonian, are told here.
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.
Star of the South: A Historic 128 Ct Diamond
This article presents the first complete gemmological characterisation of the historic 128.48 ct Brazilian diamond known as the Star of the South.