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The Glory of Green Gems

Green gemstones, which can uplift and heal our spirits, have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewelry.

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The Red Hot Gems of Summer

These red, pink and orange hued gems evoke passion and excitement – and are surefire accessories for sultry summer days.

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Vanadium and Chromium-Bearing Pink Pyrope Garnet: Characterization and Quantitative Colorimetric Analysis

This type of pink pyrope garnet, believed to have been mined in Tanzania, shows a distinct color-change phenomenon resulting from its unique chemical composition.

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An oval shaped bicolor tanzanite has purple on each side with blue-green in the middle.
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December Blues: Birthstone Gifts that Will Delight

Looking for a gift for someone special? December’s birthstones offer a treat for every taste, style and personality – even if it’s not their birth month.

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Russian demantoids with pure color and horsetail inclusions
Update on Russian Demantoid Production

Alexey Burlakov shares insights on the current production of Russian demantoid and emeralds.

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Namibian demantoid from the Green Dragon mine, preserved in host rock
Update on the Green Dragon Demantoid Mine in Namibia

Stephan Reif explains the mine-to-market approach at the largest continuously operating demantoid deposit.

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Small unheated spinel and sapphire exhibited by Madagascar Imports
Unheated and Unusual Colors

Margit Thorndal of Madagascar Imports offers her perspective on the colored stone market.

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Demantoid from Val Malenco, Italy
Demantoid from Val Malenco, Italy: Review and Update

New data are presented for demantoid from Val Malenco, Italy, as obtained by classical gemological methods.

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New Chromium- and Vanadium-Bearing Garnets from Tranoroa, Madagascar

Pyrope-spessartine garnets from Tranoroa, in southern Madagascar, contain appreciable Cr and somewhat lower V contents.

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Pink to Pinkish Orange Malaya Garnets from Bekily, Madagascar

Malaya garnets from Bekily, Madagascar, are predominantly pink to pinkish orange, with some stones orange to red.

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