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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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Gerd Dreher agate lily and Patrick Dreher citrine mouse
Gem Virtuosos: The Drehers and Their Extraordinary Carvings

A look at the artistic heritage of the Drehers, an influential family of gem carvers in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

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Fabergé figures of Chamber Cossacks A.A. Kudinov and N.N. Pustynnikov
Fabergé Cossack Figures Created from Russian Gemstones

Hardstone figures of two Russian imperial bodyguards, commissioned in 1912 by Nicholas II, demonstrate the House of Fabergé’s meticulous detail and craftsmanship.

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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.

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GemCad View of the French Blue Enclosed Within the Tavernier Blue
A Crystallographic Analysis of the Tavernier Blue Diamond

This study uses both historical information and modern data to create a computer model of the Tavernier Blue, orienting the finished diamond within the original diamond crystal.

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Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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Gemstone Durability: Design to Display

A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.

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Jewellery of the 1980s: A Retrospective

Fluctuations in the diamond market brought a new focus in jewellery on small diamonds and coloured stones.

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Harry Winston: A Story Told in Diamonds

An overview of some of the most fabulous and famous diamonds that Harry Winston has known.

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Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewellery
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.

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