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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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Multi-colored gems are superimposed on an image of glacier peaks.
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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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Three pieces of labradorite with yellow, blue and green flashes of color.
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Optical Effects of Phenomenal Cabochons

Learn how the structure, inclusions and properties of some gemstones interact with light to create unusual visual effects.

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Sphalerite inclusion in Namibian demantoid.
Sphalerite Inclusions in Namibian Demantoid

A rare inclusion scene is found in a garnet crystal from Namibia.

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Synthetic quartz crystal with inclusion suite of almandine and pyrope.
Synthetic Quartz: A Designer Inclusion Specimen

A collectable inclusion specimen is created by introducing garnets to synthetic quartz during the growth process.

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Quartz cabochon with garnet “inclusion”
Garnet Inclusion Illusion

A quartz double cabochon showcases a garnet placed to imitate an inclusion.

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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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Demantoid crystal with two-phase fluid inclusion
Demantoid Garnet with Giant Fluid Inclusion

A large fluid inclusion within a demantoid garnet from Madagascar provides insight into the source’s mineralization.

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Red heart-shaped pyrope inclusion in diamond.
Red Heart Inclusion in Diamond

Under magnification, a round brilliant diamond features a pyrope garnet inclusion in an aesthetically pleasing shape.

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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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