Gem News International Gems & Gemology, Fall 2008, Volume 44, No. 3

Fall 2008 Gem News International


Colored Stones and Organic Materials
            Using Cucumbers to Unearth Dendritic Agates in Central India
            Fluorite Impersonating Blue Color-Change Garnet
            Colorless Forsterite from Mogok, Myanmar
            Colorless Forsterite from Tajikistan
            Natural Impregnation of a Rock by Copper Minerals
            Update on the John Saul Ruby Mine, Kenya
            Ruby and Other Gems from Nanyaseik, Myanmar
            An Interesting Zoned Sapphire Crystal from Winza, Tanzania
            A Tourmaline Crystal Within a Crystal
            Tourmaline from Muva, Mozambique
Inclusions in Gems
            Two Unusual Aquamarines
            An Interesting Rose Quartz from Madagascar
            Scapolite with Diopside Inclusions
            Spodumene from Afghanistan with Unusual Inclusions
Synthetics and Simulants
            Two Interesting Synthetic Rubies
Miscellaneous
            Update on U.S.-Myanmar Import Restrictions
Announcements
            Gems & Gemology Wins Two Major Awards
Exhibits
            Exhibits at the GIA Museum
            The Aurora Collection at The Vault
            Gold in the Americas
            Portuguese and Brazilian Jewelry
            Nature of Diamonds at the ROM
           
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