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Guardians of Trust: GIA’s Innovative Research, Instruments and Services

GIA’s services and instruments have grown in importance and impact as new gem treatments and laboratory-grown gems have entered the market.

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Inside De Beers’ Lightbox Diamonds

GIA researcher analyses and confirms that De Beers’ Lightbox diamonds are grown using the chemical vapour deposition process.

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Evan Smith studies images of diamond inclusions on a computer.
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Postdoctoral Programme Gives Scientists Access to Rare Research Opportunities

GIA’s postdoctoral programme gives researchers access to gemmological data, equipment, and rare, unusual and large gems in its laboratories.

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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.

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Summer 2015 G&G: Dual-Stars, Photomicrography Guide, Rubies from Tajikistan, New Micro-World Section

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Summer 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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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)

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Book Review: Handbook of Spectral Lines in Diamond, Volume 1: Tables and Interpretations

By Bernhard Dischler, 467 pp., publ. by Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co., Berlin; New York, 2012, US $120

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Fluorescence produced by optical defects in diamond: measurement, characterisation and challenges

How variations in UV lamp output can affect observed fluorescence colour and intensity.

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GIA’s Symmetry Grading Boundaries for Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

A presentation of parameters used to support GIA's symmetry grading system.

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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.

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