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A large red-orange crystal of wulfenite is nestled in the arms of matrix.
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Arizona Road Trips: Wild West Gem and Mineral Localities

Arizona’s scenic desert and mountain landscape is the perfect backdrop for a modern Wild West road trip in search of gem and mineral treasures.

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Emerald and diamond brooch.
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Jewels of Hollywood: Accessories and Jewellery that Made the Stars Shine

“Jewels of Hollywood”, on loan from the Kazanjian Foundation, showcases some of the jewellery and accessories associated with Hollywood royalty.

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Timeline showing the use of garnets in different eras from 300 BCE to 700 CE
An Early Byzantine Engraved Almandine from the Garibpet Deposit, Telangana State, India: Evidence for Garnet Trade Along the Ancient Maritime Silk Road

Analyses the chemical composition and inclusion characteristics of this ancient artefact.

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A round, bright red gem displayed on a dark gray background.
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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are sure-fire accessories for sultry summer days.

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Çiğdem Lüle behind a podium.
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Researcher and Educator Uses Gems to Explore Ancient Civilisations

Çiğdem Lüle uses her expertise to teach about the gem market and develop the multidisciplinary research subject of archaeo-gemmology.

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Jewellery that Speaks the Language of Flowers

A flower is one of nature’s most delicate delights, so it’s natural that jewellery designers have long found inspiration in them, seeking to capture their fleeting beauty in jewellery.

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Pink to Pinkish Orange Malaya Garnets from Bekily, Madagascar

Malaya garnets from Bekily, Madagascar, are predominantly pink to pinkish orange, with some stones orange to red.

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Spessartine Garnet from Ramona, San Diego County, California

For most of the 20th century, the principal source of fine spessartine was the area around the Little Three mine near the town of Ramona in southern California.

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Garnets from Madagascar with a Colour Change of Blue-Green to Purple

Gemmological, chemical, spectroscopic and microscopic properties of blue-green colour-change garnets from a new deposit near Bekily, Madagascar, are given.

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Diopside Needles as Inclusions in Demantoid Garnet from Russia: A Raman Microspectrometric Study

Straight, acicular, colourless solid inclusions in demantoid garnet from the Ural Mountains of Russia were investigated by laser Raman microspectrometry.

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