Fluorescence produced by optical defects in diamond: measurement, characterisation and challenges
How variations in UV lamp output can affect observed fluorescence colour and intensity.
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.
Colour Grading of Coloured Diamonds in the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory
How GIA’s Gem Trade Laboratory grades coloured diamonds, including an expanded colour grading terminology, is explained.
Book Review: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection
By Dorothy McFerrin, publ. by the McFerrin Foundation, College Station, Texas, 2013, US $125 (£74)