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.
Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewellery Power of the Pink City
Examines Jaipur’s role as a coloured stone cutting and jewellery manufacturing centre, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading and retail operations.
Gemmological Investigation of a New Type of Russian Hydrothermal Synthetic Emerald
Tairus, in Novosibirsk, has produced yet another new type of Russian hydrothermal synthetic emerald.
"Emeraldolite": A New Synthetic Emerald Overgrowth on Natural Beryl
This article describes a new manufactured gem material marketed under the trade name "Emeraldolite," which is an epitaxial growth of flux synthetic emerald on opaque white beryl.
The Lennix Synthetic Emerald
An examination of the gemmological properties of a French flux fusion-grown synthetic emerald.
The Separation of Natural from Synthetic Emeralds by Infrared Spectroscopy
The technique is nondestructive and, with Fourier transform instrumentation, extremely rapid in comparison to most laboratory methods.
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.
The Coscuez Mine: A Major Source of Colombian Emeralds
The Coscuez mine, one of a number in Colombia, is rapidly gaining significance as a major source of fine emeralds.
The Biron Hydrothermal Synthetic Emerald
A new synthetic emerald exhibits some characteristics that are distinctly different from other synthetic emeralds, such as gold inclusions.
Russian Flux-Grown Synthetic Emeralds
The properties and techniques of flux-grown synthetic emeralds from Russia are discussed.