Mildly Radioactive Rhinestones and Synthetic Spinel-And-Glass Triplets | Gems & Gemmology
Low levels of radioactivity were found in some greenish yellow to yellow-green (peridot-like) synthetic spinel-and-glass triplets, mirror-backed glass rhinestone chatons and fully fashioned glass rhinestones.
The Elahera Gem Field in Central Sri Lanka
The Elahera gem field currently provides approximately 35% of the gemstones exported from Sri Lanka.
Flux-Grown Synthetic Red and Blue Spinels from Russia
Examination of red and blue samples of a relatively new flux synthetic spinel from Russia established criteria by which they can be separated from their natural counterparts.
Sri Lanka: The Gem Island
An overview of the many types of gem-quality material, and its inclusions, currently found in Sri Lanka.