Plastic Amber Imitation in a Rosary
Examination reveals both amber and Bakelite plastic beads in a rosary submitted for identification.
Characterization of “Green Amber” With Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
A peridot-like bright greenish yellow to green gem material called “green amber” has recently appeared in the gem market.
Identification of Extraterrestrial Peridot by Trace Elements
Twenty-six peridot samples from the Esquel pallasite meteorite and 27 samples from 10 terrestrial sources were studied by laser ablation.
Abstracts; Winter 2009
This article, from the Winter 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.
Abstracts; Summer 2009
This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemology.
Composite Amber with an Unusual Structure
This 9.12 gram amber composite featured a combination of natural and imitation amber, accompanied by natural and artificial insect inclusions.