Photoluminescence Spectra of Emeralds from Colombia, Afghanistan, and Zambia
Compares PL spectroscopy data of 48 emerald samples from three countries to evaluate the usefulness of the technique in geographic origin determination.
The Latest on Synthetic Diamonds
Dr. James Shigley, GIA distinguished research fellow, is one of the foremost experts in diamonds and their identification. In this presentation recorded at the 2017 JCK Las Vegas show, he shares the latest developments about HPHT and CVD synthetic diamond
Photoluminescence Mapping of Optical Defects in HPHT Synthetic Diamond
Demonstrates the importance of this method in identifying diamond treatments, based on the analysis of PL maps acquired from a brownish orange HPHT synthetic diamond.
Rare Books Project Puts Gem and Jewelry History Within Reach
More than 200 historically significant books housed in the GIA Library have been digitized and made available for free.
Observations on CVD-Grown Synthetic Diamonds: A Review
Explores statistical data and defining characteristics of gem-quality CVD synthetic diamonds examined by GIA since 2003.
Vanadium and Chromium-Bearing Pink Pyrope Garnet: Characterization and Quantitative Colorimetric Analysis
This type of pink pyrope garnet, believed to have been mined in Tanzania, shows a distinct color-change phenomenon resulting from its unique chemical composition.