Winter 2016 - Volume 52, Issue 4
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5.19 ct CVD synthetic diamond
CVD Synthetic Diamond Over 5 Carats Identified by GIA

Results from GIA’s recent testing of a 5.19 ct CVD synthetic diamond, the largest it has examined to date.

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10.08 ct HPHT synthetic diamond with color equivalent to Fancy Deep blue
Blue HPHT Synthetic Diamond Over 10 Carats

Results from GIA’s recent testing of a 10.08 ct blue HPHT synthetic diamond, the largest HPHT synthetic recorded to date.

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HPHT-grown synthetic diamond melee.
Mixing of Natural Diamonds with HPHT Synthetic Melee

Screening reveals a surprise within a batch of synthetic diamond melee.

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Parisite inclusion in emerald.
Inclusions in Natural, Synthetic, and Treated Emerald

Provides a visual guide to the internal features of natural, synthetic, and treated emeralds.

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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewelry Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a colored stone cutting and jewelry manufacturing center, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading, and retail operations.

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Fritsch Ring at LACMA
Exhibition Review: Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection

Review of Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Real or Fake? Moldavites Book Cover
Book Review: Real or Fake? Moldavites

Review of Real or Fake? Moldavites by František Funda.

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Cartier Dazzling Book Cover
Book Review: Cartier Dazzling: High Jewelry and Precious Objects

Review of Cartier Dazzling: High Jewelry and Precious Objects by François Chaille.

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Pearls with Oyster Shell
Exhibition Review: Lustre: Pearling and Australia

A review of Lustre: Pearling and Australia at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne.

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Jessie brooch by Paula Crevoshay.
Exhibition Review: Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel

A review of Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel, at the Museum of Mineralogy at the ParisTech School of Mines in France.

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