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A Review of the Political and Economic Forces Shaping Today’s Diamond Industry

Political upheavals and technological advances, as well as changes in social and governmental attitudes and initiatives, have produced major and ongoing changes in the diamond industry.

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Lab-Grown Coloured Diamonds from Chatham Created Gems

This article compares some of Chatham Created Gems’ synthetic coloured diamonds to natural diamonds and explains the results.

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An Investigation into the Cause of Colour in Natural Black Diamonds from Siberia

Black and dark grey diamonds from Siberia, Russia, were studied by analytical scanning and transmission electron microscopy.

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The Gemmological Properties of Russian Gem-Quality Synthetic Yellow Diamonds

Russian-grown gem-quality synthetic diamonds are being sold for jewellery; this article presents the results of a gemmological examination of a group of yellow samples.

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Diamond Sources and Production: Past, Present and Future

Diamond production’s future appears to belong less to Africa and more to Australia, Canada and the Russian Federation, according to this overview of geologic trends in the industry.

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The Legendary Dresden Green Diamond

In addition to its rich history, the Dresden Green offers an opportunity to gain information about how to distinguish natural from laboratory-irradiated green diamonds.

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Pink Diamonds from Australia

The author reports on a sudden influx of natural fancy pink diamonds and their origins.

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Hydrogen-rich Diamonds
Grey-To-Blue-To-Violet Hydrogen-Rich Diamonds from the Argyle Mine, Australia

The Argyle diamond mine is the only known source of type IaB hydrogen- and nitrogen-rich diamonds coloured grey to blue to violet.

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