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Emerald crystals from Colombia, Afghanistan, and Zambia
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.

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Major colors of HPHT synthetic diamonds
Observations on HPHT-Grown Synthetic Diamonds: A Review

Summarises statistical data and distinctive features of several thousand gem-quality HPHT synthetic diamonds examined by GIA from 2007 through 2016.

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Various colors of nephrite
Characterisation of Mg and Fe Contents in Nephrite Using Raman Spectroscopy

Evaluates the usefulness of Raman spectroscopy in distinguishing the colour varieties of nephrite based on the relative ratio of Mg to Fe concentration.

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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.

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An Introduction to Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Diamond and Its Applications in Gemmology

Presents the underlying physics and methodology of this analytical technique, which has become an essential tool in identifying treated and synthetic diamonds.

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Fancy sapphire bracelet features 79 natural rose color sapphires and 24 round pink and purple heated sapphires. It is set in 18K rose and white gold accented with 12.52 total carat weight round diamonds. Courtesy of Omi Privé, photo by Robert Weldon/GIA
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6 Tips for the Best Gem Photos

Renowned gem photographer Robert Weldon offers his tips for capturing the best gem photographs.

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Optimising Face-Up Appearance in Coloured Gemstone Faceting

How contrast patterns can increase perceived brightness and optimise a gemstone's appearance.

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