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Diamond octahedron included in another diamond.

Diamond crystalizes in the cubic system and octahedra are one of its most common forms. But this photo is an EXCEPTIONAL view of an octahedral diamond crystal inside another diamond. Photo used by permission is ©Sherlene Bradbury – 2017 – … Continue reading

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EGL Revokes License for Israel lab

About a year back, but current in the sense that I just had one of these reports come across my desk and can’t verify the information or report due to closure of this laboratory. Just add this to the sum … Continue reading

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Why use an “Independant Appraiser ??”

An independent appraiser is one that is hired by and works directly with the consumer and whose only allegiance is to his or her client. Independent appraisers have no specific reason to inflate, devalue, or otherwise conveniently apply values to … Continue reading

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Collector’s Handbook: free at Heritage Auctions website

A downloaded copy is free. All you have to do is register as a potential bidder/buyer with Heritage. I can tell you from personal experience that it’s painless. They don’t pester you with undersirable spam and don’t share your information. … Continue reading

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Alert: Shopping and GemTV Spinel (treated)

Caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. Diffusion treated spinel is showing up the TV shopping and GemTV type networks and, as usual, they are giving them the hard sell and hype that “really blue Spinel” is worth $____ per … Continue reading

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Diamonds provide vital evidence to time of colliding continents

http://www.geologyin.com/2016/10/diamonds-pinpoint-start-of-colliding.html#IWI6XUXxUIDBAzV3.99

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GIA SPOTS 5 carat undisclosed synthetic CVD diamond:

http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=58065&ArticleTitle=GIA+Spots+Undisclosed+5ct.+Synthetic+Diamond#divEmailctl00_ContentPlaceHolderMainContent_ucSocialMediaT

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Burmese ban lifted !!

http://www.jckonline.com/2016/10/10/burmese-ruby-jade-ban-now-officially-ended?utm_source=JCK+eNewsletters&utm_campaign=024fad2ec8-2016_10_10_Big_Picture_Monday&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_56301e74d4-024fad2ec8-306522777

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Jeweled Butterfly collection at the Natural History Museum

http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/mineral-sciences/butterfly-collection    

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Great article on jade: the stone of heaven.

https://www.lostlaowai.com/blog/china-stuff/chinese-culture/an-introduction-to-jade/

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