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Identifying isotropic vs anisotropic gemstones

When the Great Imperial Crown was made for the coronation of Catherine the Great in 1762 the court jewelers believed they were topping over 5,000 diamonds and pearls with an enormous 398 carat ruby. But it was never so. They had been fooled by a charming imposter.

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The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds

History’s most famous black-diamonds may be those included in the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.. That's perfectly fitting, since black-diamonds have a “Secret” of their own, as we will reveal below...


IGI to hold first jewelry design course in Antwerp

Due to continued popularity among students, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) will host its first Jewellery Design course in Antwerp this spring. Historically offered in Shanghai, India and Dubai, the…