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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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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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Update on Ammolite Production from Southern Alberta, Canada

There have been a number of changes in Ammolite production from southern Alberta, Canada, since 2001.

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Diamonds in Canada

This article chronicles the discovery of primary diamond deposits throughout Canada, whose increasing supply of rough stones will have a growing impact on the world diamond industry.

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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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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.

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Gemesis Laboratory-Created Diamonds

High-quality synthetic diamonds created by the Gemesis Corp. are examined and their gemmological properties are explicated.

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Reactor-Irradiated Green Topaz

Examination of samples of faceted "Ocean green" topaz reveals that this material has been irradiated in a nuclear reactor.

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Diamond Sources and Production: Past, Present and Future

Diamond production’s future appears to belong less to Africa and more to Australia, Canada and the Russian Federation, according to this overview of geologic trends in the industry.

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Rounded Garnet Crystals
Bohemian Garnet – Today

Red garnets have been mined in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia since the 16th century.

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