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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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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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Faceted blue zircons
Reversible Colour Modification of Blue Zircon by Long-Wave Ultraviolet Radiation

Determines whether blue zircon, inadvertently altered to brown by exposure to long-wave UV radiation, can be restored to its original colour through the use of incandescent light.

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Eight natural-color pistachio pearls
Identification of “Pistachio” Coloured Pearls Treated by Ballerina Pearl Co.

A report on the colour treatment process for these intensely greenish yellow to yellowish-green cultured pearls and the techniques for identifying them.

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Four types of heated Baltic amber
Experimental Studies on the Heat Treatment of Baltic Amber

Amber samples were heat-treated, using various procedures and parameters, in an effort to reproduce materials found in the jewellery market.

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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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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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A History of Diamond Treatments

Modern gemmologists and diamantaires are faced with a broad spectrum of colour and clarity treatments ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated.

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Coated Pink Diamond — A Cautionary Tale

The Diamond Trading Company (DTC) Research Centre had the opportunity to examine a diamond that, on submission to a commercial gem laboratory, turned out to be a coated pink diamond.

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A Gemmological Study of a Collection of Chameleon Diamonds

Chameleon diamonds are among the rarest of gem diamonds.

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