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A heart-shaped piece of pink drusy hangs from a gold chain.
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Dreamy Drusy: Minute Crystals Shimmer in Dramatic Designs

Drusy jewellery has surged in popularity in recent years. Celebrities wear it on the red carpet and designers clamour for it at gem shows.

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Diamond Cut: The Wow Factor

Learn the basics of the GIA Cut Grading System for round brilliant cut diamonds to help pick out your perfect diamond.

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A blue synthetic star sapphire from past production of Wiede’s Carbidwerk
Synthetic Star Sapphires and Rubies Produced by Wiede’s Carbidwerk, Freyung, Germany

Details the process used by Wiede’s Carbidwerk to produce star synthetic corundum from the mid-1950s until the 1970s.

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Iridescence in iris quartz from Jalgaon, India
Causes of Iridescence in Natural Quartz

Describes the occurrence of iridescence, and the role of differential etching, in quartz crystals from India’s Jalgaon District.

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Trapiche and More...

Colombia’s unique trapiche emeralds exert a fascination for many gemmologists.

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Pearl farm on the Indonesian island of Lombok
Bead-Cultured and Non-Bead-Cultured Pearls from Lombok, Indonesia

Documents the retrieval and testing of P. maxima cultured pearls from a Lombok hatchery.

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Tucson: A Showcase of Coloured Gemstone Innovation

An overview of the Spring 2016 Gems & Gemology content.

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Garnets, Sapphires, Opals and Tarnish on High-Purity Gold

An overview of the Winter 2015 Gems & Gemology content.

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Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Three pieces of labradorite with yellow, blue and green flashes of color.
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Optical Effects of Phenomenal Cabochons

Learn how the structure, inclusions and properties of some gemstones interact with light to create unusual visual effects.

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