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Jewelry that Speaks the Language of Flowers

A flower is one of nature’s most delicate delights, so it’s natural that jewelry designers have long found inspiration in them, seeking to capture their fleeting beauty in jewelry.

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Aquamarine History and Lore

The name “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.”

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And Then Came the Fantasy Cut

Once upon a time, gem cutting was a strict craft bound by centuries of tradition. Then Bernd Munsteiner (b. 1943) invented the fantasy cut.

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Topaz, Aquamarine, and Other Beryls from Klein Spitzkoppe, Namibia

This article presents, for the first time, both gemological and geologic information on topaz, aquamarine, and other beryls from miarolitic pegmatites at Namibia’s historic Klein Spitzkoppe mineral locality.

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Hydrothermally Grown Synthetic Aquamarine Manufactured in Novosibirsk, USSR

Physical, chemical, spectroscopic, and microscopic characteristics of a sample of hydrothermally grown synthetic aquamarine from the USSR are presented.

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Gem Pegmatites of Minas Gerais, Brazil: Exploration, Occurrence, and Aquamarine Deposits

First in a series, this article reviews the exploration for gemstones and mining methods in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Gem-Bearing Pegmatites: A Review

A survey of the current gemological knowledge of pegmatites, including the gem varieties aquamarine, tourmaline, and topaz.

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Abstracts; Spring 1991

This article, from the Spring 1991 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.

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Abstracts; Summer 1991

From the Summer 1991 issue of Gems & Gemology, a summary of important gemology-related articles published in other journals.

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