Abstracts; Summer 2009
This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.
The Seven Types of Yellow Sapphire and Their Stability to Light
The authors determined that there are actually seven types of "yellow" sapphire on the market today, which differ in the cause of colour and the stability of the colour to light.
An Examination of Four Important Gems
Several famous and historical gemstones in the Smithsonian's collection are examined and reported on.
Ruby and Sapphire Production and Distribution: A Quarter Century of Change
During the past 25 years, the corundum market has been transformed from one of medium to high-priced gems to one that encompasses nearly all price ranges.
"Modern" Jewellery: Retro to Abstract
A review of mid-20th century jewellery styles.