Natural-Colour Blue, Grey and Violet Diamonds: Allure of the Deep
Summarises data collected on more than 15,000 natural blue/grey/violet diamonds examined by GIA during the last decade and examines the mechanisms that produce this colour range.
Black Diamonds from Marange (Zimbabwe): A Result of Natural Irradiation and Graphite Inclusions
Characterises a suite of 40 natural brown to black diamonds from this deposit so that they can be distinguished from suspected treated black diamonds.
An Introduction to Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Diamond and Its Applications in Gemmology
Presents the underlying physics and methodology of this analytical technique, which has become an essential tool in identifying treated and synthetic diamonds.
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp
An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.
Recent Advances in CVD Synthetic Diamond Quality
A survey of recent advances in CVD synthetic diamond quality.
GIA’s Symmetry Grading Boundaries for Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
A presentation of parameters used to support GIA's symmetry grading system.
The “Type” Classification System of Diamonds and Its Importance in Gemmology
Knowledge of type allows gemmologists to better evaluate if a diamond might be treated or synthetic, and whether it should be sent to a laboratory for testing.
An Updated Chart on the Characteristics of HPHT-Grown Synthetic Diamonds
A new chart, supplementing the one published in the Winter 1995 issue of Gems & Gemmology, summarises the features of both as-grown (“non-modified”) and treated (“modified”) synthetic diamonds currently in the gem market.
Identification of Synthetic Diamond Grown Using Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)
This article presents information about the CVD process, the history of its development, and properties that differentiate the resulting synthetic crystals from natural diamond.
Legal Protection for Proprietary Diamond Cuts
Considerable confusion exists in the trade about the important differences between trademarks and patents.