GIA’s quarterly journal available on free iPad app

GIA's quarterly journal Gems & Geology is available to download as a free iPad app.

Issue includes lab notes and gem news from around the world.

By Deepa Narwani

The summer 2012 issue of GIA’s quarterly journal, Gems & Gemology, is now available through a free iPad app.

The issue features articles on at CVD-grown synthetic diamonds from Gemesis Corp. The issue includes criteria for identifying these products. It also gives an overview of recent advances in CVD synthesis, and a study of a synthetic nano-polycrystalline diamond sphere that is completely transparent.

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The app further reports on the recent sapphire rush near Kataragama, Sri Lanka, which has yielded specimens with good transparency and a pure blue colour.

An assessment of the emerging cultured pearl industry in the Federated States of Micronesia is also featured.

The issue includes lab notes from GIA about a large artificially irradiated yellow diamond, a new type of greenish blue imitation opal, and near-colourless synthetic diamonds from Advanced Optical Technology Co.

The journal further includes Gem News International reports from around the world. These include news about rainbow moonstone from Zambia and a discovery of ruby and sapphire near Didy, Madagascar.

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