Gem News International Gems & Gemology, Fall 1996, Volume 32, No. 3

Fall 1996 Gem News International


Diamonds
            Chatham Synthetic "White" Diamonds at JCK Show
            Diamond Novelty-Cut as a Seated Buddha
Colored Stones
            Nonphenomenal Vanadium-Bearing Chrysoberyl
            Large Faceted Chrome Diopsides
            "Rose" Colored Plagioclase-Corundum Rock from Sri Lanka
            Quartz-Magnesite Rock, so-Called "Lemon Chrysoprase," from Australia
            Update on Madagascar Sapphires
            Spessartine from Pakistan
            Activity Continues at the Capão do Lana "Imperial" Topaz Mine
            Gem Materials from Vietnam
Treatments
            Coated Quartz in "Natural" Colors
Synthetics and Simulants
            Flexible "Crystal" Fabric
            Fiber-Optic Glass Imitation of Tiger's-Eye
Miscellaneous
            Versatile Jewelry
 
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