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Gems and Minerals from the Subarctic

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe to explore gems from polar regions.

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Star rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home mine, Colorado
Colored Stones and Pearls

Abstracts of speaker presentations from the “Colored Stones and Pearls” session of GIA’s 2018 International Gemological Symposium.

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Inclusion features in Zimmi diamonds
Diamond Geology

Abstracts of speaker presentations from the “Diamond Geology” session of GIA’s 2018 International Gemological Symposium.

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Canary yellow diamond
Diamond Identification

Abstracts of speaker presentations from the “Diamond Identification” session of GIA’s 2018 International Gemological Symposium.

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CLIPPIR diamond from Angola’s Lulo mine
Gem Characterization

Abstracts of speaker presentations from the “Gem Characterization” session of GIA’s 2018 International Gemological Symposium.

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Bicolor topaz with white fluorite inclusions from Ukraine
Gem Localities and Formation

Abstracts of speaker presentations from the “Gem Localities and Formation” session of GIA’s 2018 International Gemological Symposium.

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Drilled natural pearls examined in this study.
Saltwater Pearls from the Pre- to Early Columbian Era: A Gemological and Radiocarbon Dating Study

Examines 85 saltwater natural pearls, reportedly harvested from the Caribbean islands off the coast of Venezuela during the early 16th century, to determine their age.

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A blue synthetic star sapphire from past production of Wiede’s Carbidwerk
Synthetic Star Sapphires and Rubies Produced by Wiede’s Carbidwerk, Freyung, Germany

Details the process used by Wiede’s Carbidwerk to produce star synthetic corundum from the mid-1950s through the 1970s.

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Four types of heated Baltic amber
Experimental Studies on the Heat Treatment of Baltic Amber

Amber samples were heat-treated, using various procedures and parameters, in an effort to reproduce materials found in the jewelry market.

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Emeralds from Musakashi, Zambia
Three-Phase Inclusions in Emerald and Their Impact on Origin Determination

Discusses the role of three-phase inclusions in emerald, in combination with spectroscopy and trace-element analysis, in determining geographic origin.

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