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.
A Preliminary Study on the Separation of Natural and Synthetic Emeralds Using Vibrational Spectroscopy
Reports preliminary findings—based on FTIR and Raman spectrometry of more than 300 samples—on distinguishing natural and synthetic emeralds using vibrational spectroscopy.
Rough Diamond Auctions: Sweeping Changes In Pricing and Distribution
Examines the growing percentage of rough diamonds being sold through auctions, a shift that has caused price volatility while opening up supply to more manufacturers and dealers.
Exceptional Pink to Red Diamonds: A Celebration of the 30th Argyle Diamond Tender
Describes the extremely rare polished pink diamonds from Australia’s Argyle mine that have been sold for 30 years through invitation-only tenders.
Study of the Blue Moon Diamond
Presents spectroscopic and phosphorescence data of the Blue Moon, a 12.03 ct Fancy Vivid blue diamond discovered at the historic Cullinan mine in early 2014.
Sri Lanka: Expedition to the Island of Jewels
Offers a first-hand look at Sri Lanka’s mining, cutting, jewellery manufacturing and retail sectors, where tradition and innovation converge.
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp
An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.
Global Rough Diamond Production Since 1870
Historically, global rough diamond production has fluctuated greatly due to a myriad of causes, many of which are explored in this article.
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.
Identification of Synthetic Diamond Grown Using Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)
This article presents information about the CVD process, the history of its development, and properties that differentiate the resulting synthetic crystals from natural diamond.