Fabergé Cossack Figures Created from Russian Gemstones
Hardstone figures of two Russian imperial bodyguards, commissioned in 1912 by Nicholas II, demonstrate the House of Fabergé’s meticulous detail and craftsmanship.
Update on Ammolite Production from Southern Alberta, Canada
There have been a number of changes in Ammolite production from southern Alberta, Canada, since 2001.
Diamonds in Canada
This article chronicles the discovery of primary diamond deposits throughout Canada, whose increasing supply of rough stones will have a growing impact on the world diamond industry.
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp
An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.
Characterisation and Grading of Natural-Colour Pink Diamonds
Known for their great beauty and rarity, pink diamonds have long been sought after by jewellers, collectors and consumers.
Gemesis Laboratory-Created Diamonds
High-quality synthetic diamonds created by the Gemesis Corp. are examined and their gemmological properties are explicated.
Reactor-Irradiated Green Topaz
Examination of samples of faceted "Ocean green" topaz reveals that this material has been irradiated in a nuclear reactor.
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.
Bohemian Garnet – Today
Red garnets have been mined in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia since the 16th century.
Inamori Synthetic Cat's-Eye Alexandrite
This article reports on a detailed gemmological examination of this new synthetic cat's-eye alexandrite.