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Micro-Features of Ruby
Inclusions in Natural, Synthetic and Treated Ruby

Provides a visual guide to the internal features of natural, synthetic and treated rubies.

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Drilled natural pearls examined in this study.
Saltwater Pearls from the Pre- to Early Columbian Era: A Gemmological and Radiocarbon Dating Study

Examines 85 saltwater natural pearls, reportedly harvested from the Caribbean islands off the coast of Venezuela during the early 16th century, to determine their age.

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A blue synthetic star sapphire from past production of Wiede’s Carbidwerk
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.

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Near-colorless and Fancy Vivid purplish pink CVD synthetic diamonds
Observations on CVD-Grown Synthetic Diamonds: A Review

Explores statistical data and defining characteristics of gem-quality CVD synthetic diamonds examined by GIA since 2003.

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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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Faceted CVD Synthetic Diamonds
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp

An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.

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0.20 ct CVD synthetic diamond pendant
Recent Advances in CVD Synthetic Diamond Quality

A survey of recent advances in CVD synthetic diamond quality.

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Synthetic Gem Materials in the 2000s: a Decade in Review

An examination of synthetics in the marketplace over the first decade of the 2000s.

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0.45 ct Pink CVD Labgrown Diamond
Strongly Coloured Pink CVD Lab-Grown Diamonds

Pink CVD lab-grown products can be separated from natural and treated-colour natural pink diamonds by a combination of gemmological and spectroscopic properties, which are explored in this study.

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Coloured Diamonds in the Aurora Butterfly of Peace Collection
The “Type” Classification System of Diamonds and Its Importance in Gemmology

Knowledge of type allows gemmologists to better evaluate if a diamond might be treated or synthetic, and whether it should be sent to a laboratory for testing.

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