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Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine

Located near the Arctic Circle, Diavik is one of the world’s richest diamond deposits and a leader in sustainable mining.

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Color zoning in amethyst from Boudi, Morocco
Amethyst from Boudi, Morocco

An introduction to Moroccan amethyst, which features distinctive color zoning and inclusions.

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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.

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Study sample emeralds
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.

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Argyle pink diamonds
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.

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Blue Moon, rough and cut
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.

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Sri Lanka: Expedition to the Island of Jewels
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.

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Update on gemstone mining in Luc Yen, Vietnam

Explores the emergence of the Luc Yen area as a producer of corundum, spinel, tourmaline and other coloured stones.

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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.

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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.

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