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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.
Jewellery of the 1980s: A Retrospective
Fluctuations in the diamond market brought a new focus in jewellery on small diamonds and coloured stones.
Harry Winston: A Story Told in Diamonds
An overview of some of the most fabulous and famous diamonds that Harry Winston has known.
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.
The Rise to Prominence of the Modern Diamond Cutting Industry in India
this article reviews the rise of the modern diamond cutting industry in India and its impact on the world diamond trade