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)
The Cullinan Diamond Centennial: A History and Gemmological Analysis Of Cullinans I And II
Eight decades after the Cullinan diamond was mined, a team of gemmologists examined the two famous gems that were created from it to become part of the Crown Jewels of England.
An Important Exhibition of Seven Rare Gem Diamonds
The stories behind seven strikingly beautiful rare natural diamonds, united in an exhibit at the Smithsonian, are told here.
Star of the South: A Historic 128 Ct Diamond
This article presents the first complete gemmological characterisation of the historic 128.48 ct Brazilian diamond known as the Star of the South.
Modelling the Appearance of the Round Brilliant Cut Diamond: An Analysis of Fire, and More about Brilliance
This second major article in a three-dimensional modelling study analyses fire – the visible extent of light dispersed into spectral colours.
Fingerprinting of Two Diamonds Cut from the Same Rough
With the information from a combination of tools now available, the sophisticated gemmologist can fingerprint a given stone.
The Rise to Prominence of the Modern Diamond Cutting Industry in India
this article reviews the rise of the modern diamond cutting industry in India and its impact on the world diamond trade
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.
"Modern" Jewellery: Retro to Abstract
A review of mid-20th century jewellery styles.
An Examination of Four Important Gems
Several famous and historical gemstones in the Smithsonian's collection are examined and reported on.