Natural-Colour Blue, Grey and Violet Diamonds: Allure of the Deep
Summarises data collected on more than 15,000 natural blue/grey/violet diamonds examined by GIA during the last decade and examines the mechanisms that produce this colour range.
Akoya Cultured Pearl Farming in Eastern Australia
Characterises the akoya cultured pearls produced on the eastern shoreline of Australia using native Pinctada imbricata fucata molluscs.
The Very Deep Origin of the World’s Biggest Diamonds
Explores an exceptional family of diamonds, referred to as “CLIPPIR” (Cullinan-like, Large, Inclusion-Poor, Pure, Irregular and Resorbed), that formed in a super-deep environment.
Photoluminescence Spectra of Emeralds from Colombia, Afghanistan and Zambia
Compares PL spectroscopy data of 48 emerald samples from three countries to evaluate the usefulness of the technique in geographic origin determination.
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.
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.
Observations on Pearls Reportedly from the Pinnidae Family (Pen Pearls)
Examines the internal structure, chemical composition and spectroscopic features of 22 pen pearls.
Optical defects in diamond: a quick reference chart
A simple chart of optical defects in diamond, including those that produce colouration and fluorescence colours.
CVD Synthetic Diamonds from Gemesis Corp
An examination of the gemmological and spectroscopic properties of CVD synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp.
The “Type” Classification System of Diamonds and Its Importance in Gemmology
Knowledge of type allows gemmologists to better evaluate if a diamond might be treated or synthetic, and whether it should be sent to a laboratory for testing.