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Faceted Cobalt-Diffused Spinel and Polished Plate Samples
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GIA Lab Reports on a New Cobalt Diffusion Treatment of Natural Spinel

Report on a new cobalt diffusion treatment of natural spinel, using analysis of inclusions, UV-Vis-NIR and EDXRF spectroscopy, and LA-ICP-MS.

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Spring 2015 G&G Examines Blue Spinel, Chinese Jewelry Design and the Latest in Synthetics

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Spring 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Rough blue spinel crystals from Luc Yen
Blue Spinel from the Luc Yen District of Vietnam

Offers geological context and gemological characterization of this increasingly popular vivid blue spinel from northeast Vietnam.

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'Cobalt-Blue' Gem Spinels
'Cobalt-Blue' Gem Spinels

Similarities between natural spinels — with intense blue color — and synthetic material, have led to difficulties in the recognition of the natural stones by traditional methods.

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Gemstones of Pakistan: Emerald, Ruby, and Spinel

This article reports on three gem materials currently being mined in Pakistan.

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