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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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Researcher, Educator Uses Gems to Explore Ancient Civilizations

Çiğdem Lüle uses her expertise to teach about the gem market and develop the multidisciplinary research subject of archaeogemology.

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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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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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Garnet History and Lore

Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife.

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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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Spessartine Garnet from Ramona, San Diego County, California

For most of the 20th century, the principal source of fine spessartine was the area around the Little Three mine near the town of Ramona in southern California.

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Diopside Needles as Inclusions in Demantoid Garnet from Russia: A Raman Microspectrometric Study

Straight, acicular, colorless solid inclusions in demantoid garnet from the Ural Mountains of Russia were investigated by laser Raman microspectrometry.

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Garnets from Madagascar with a Color Change of Blue-Green to Purple

Gemological, chemical, spectroscopic, and microscopic properties of blue-green color-change garnets from a new deposit near Bekily, Madagascar, are given.

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Russian Demantoid, Czar of the Garnet Family

Demantoid, green andradite garnet, was discovered in the Central Ural Mountains of Russia in the mid-19th century.

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