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This 20.60 ct specimen was purchased by the client as a “natural white pearl.”
Filled Pearl with Surface Features

A pearl, thought to be natural, is revealed to be a bead-cultured specimen with a pre-drilled nucleus.

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Fall 2015 G&G: Trapiche Emeralds, Synthetic Diamonds and a Large Diamond Source

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Fall 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Fall 2016 Gems & Gemology Cover
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Fall 2016 G&G: CVD Synthetic Diamonds Survey, Reversible Color Change in Blue Zircon

A summary of the content found in the Fall 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Photoluminescence Review and Gem Material from Unusual Locales in the Spring 2016 G&G

A summary of the content in the Spring 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Eight natural-color pistachio pearls
Identification of “Pistachio” Colored Pearls Treated by Ballerina Pearl Co.

A report on the color treatment process for these intensely greenish yellow to yellowish green cultured pearls and the techniques for identifying them.

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Identification of “Chocolate Pearls” Treated by Ballerina Pearl Co.
Identification of “Chocolate Pearls” Treated by Ballerina Pearl Co.

Treated cultured pearls with a “chocolate” coloration have entered the market from several sources.

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The Color Durability of “Chocolate Pearls” by Ballerina Pearl Co.

Treated-color brown Tahitian cultured pearls, known in the trade as “Chocolate Pearls,” have become increasingly prevalent in the market.

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Summer 2015 G&G: Dual-Stars, Photomicrography Guide, Rubies from Tajikistan, New Micro-World Section

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Summer 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Large Fluorite Sphere
Fluorite Sphere with Phosphorescent Coating

A sphere with unusual phosphorescence is seen in the Carlsbad laboratory.

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Spring 2015 G&G Examines Blue Spinel, Chinese Jewelry Design and the Latest in Synthetics

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Spring 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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