World Gem Foundation

Gemmology Today - Index by Issue

Please find a description of the various articles, their page reference numbers and the issue they have appeared in.

Article Description Page # Issue
CARBON COPY Diamonds through Antiquity by Jan Asplund 5 November 2016
THE SPICE OF LIFE Chatoyancy - Is it magic or simply Mother Nature? by Leone Langeslag 8 November 2016
MONEY CENT$ - God Save Us by Geoff Dominy 10 November 2016
SMART THINKING - How to Build a Smart Phone Microscope 14 November 2016
FAIR PLAY - More than just a Gemstone by Geoff Dominy 16 November 2016
TOOLS OF THE TRADE – The Dichroscope by Geoff Dominy 20 November 2016
FINGERPRINT FILE – The Lost Art of Gem Identification by Geoff Dominy 25 November 2016
OUT IN THE FIELD - Idar-Oberstein with a touch of ‘Splendeur Française’ ! by Deborah Mazza 28 November 2016
CITES & CORAL - Precious and Ornamental Coral in Jewelry and Decorative Objects by Cristina Rzepka de Lombas 33 November 2016
FEATURE GEM – Apatite 36 November 2016
FLUORESCENCE - Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited by Michael Cowing 38 November 2016
PHOTOMICROSCOPY - Photomicrography - a world within a gem by Egor Gavrilenko 40 November 2016
NEWS FROM DOWN UNDER - The Australian Opal Centre: Long-awaited Centre for a Magnificent Gemstone by Jenni Brammall 48 November 2016
GEMMOLOGY – The Women who are Shaping our Industry – Interview with Donna Hawrelko, President of the C.G.A 58 November 2016
ASIAN STIR FRY - A conundrum this corundum by Peter Grumitt 60 November 2016
LET THERE BE LIGHT - Light and Gemstones: Spectrometric Identification Tools by Joel Dyer 62 November 2016
CARBON COPY Into the Valley of the Diamonds by Jan Asplund 5 February 2017
GEMSTONE ENHANCEMENTS & TREATMENTS Treated Gems Are Acceptable - But Non-Disclosure Is NOT by Antoinette Matlins 8 February 2017
WOMEN IN GEMMOLOGY - Interview with E. Billie Hughes 14 February 2017
THE SPICE OF LIFE - Scapolite: Going the Extra Mile by Leone Langeslag 22 February 2017
MONEY CENT$ - The Ruptured Rupee by Geoff Dominy 24 February 2017
SMART THINKING - Hanneman Specific Gravity Balance 26 February 2017
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - The Chelsea Filter 28 February 2017
PHOTOMICROSCOPY - Rock with a Little Heavy Metal - Microscopic Observations in Synthetic Diamonds by Egor Gavrilenko 33 February 2017
FINGERPRINT FILE – Identification Blues by Geoff Dominy 50 February 2017
LITERARY SPEAKING - Ruby & Sapphire, A Gemologist’s Guide, Objective Diamond Clarity Grading and Secrets of the Gem Trade 2nd Edition 58 February 2017
THE LEARNING CURVE - Testing Times by Geoff Dominy 62 February 2017
MADE IN BRITAIN - Amber from the British Isles by Vanessa Paterson 66 February 2017
WHAT JEWELERS DON’T TELL YOU AND UNTRUE THINGS THEY DO! by Antoinette Matlins 70 February 2017
FAIR PLAY - Four Pillars of Modern Gemmology by Greg Valerio 72 February 2017
ASIAN STIR FRY - Ruby & Sapphire, A Gemologist’s Guide - Book Launch by Julie Poli 76 February 2017
CARBON COPY - Shaping an Industry: The Genesis of Diamond Cutting by Jan Asplund 5 May 2017
UNDER PRESSURE - HPHT Type 2b Synthetic Diamond with Trigons by Meenakshi Chauhan 10 May 2017
THE DAILY GRIND - Interview with award winning gem cutter John Dyer 14 May 2017
MONEY CENT$ - The Name is the Game by Geoff Dominy 24 May 2017
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - The Prism Spectroscope 30 May 2017
FINGERPRINT FILE - Emerald Eyes 34 May 2017
GRADE SCHOOL - Diamond Clarity Grading’s Golden Ratio by Michael D. Cowing 56 May 2017
MADE IN BRITAIN - That Old Black Magic – Jet by Sarah Steele 62 May 2017
LITERARY SPEAKING - Book reviews of ‘Gemstones’ and ‘Suomen Korukivet’ (Gemstones of Finland) 68 May 2017
LAB TALK - Rock with a Little Heavy Metal (Part Two) by Egor Gavrilenko 77 May 2017
NAME CALLING - Red Emerald or Red Beryl…What’s In a Gemstone’s Name? Time To Reflect and Rethink? by Antoinette Matlins 80 May 2017
THE SPICE OF LIFE - What do you mean…..Spodumene? by Leone Langeslag 89 May 2017
CARBON COPY - The formation of the first European Diamond Trading and Cutting Centers by Jan Asplund 5 August 2017
IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - Connoisseurship: The Finer Points Crystal - The Fourth ‘C’ by Richard Wise 8 August 2017
THE DAILY GRIND - Interview with award winning gem cutter Victor Tuvlukov 12 August 2017
MONEY CENT$ - Getting Blood out of a Stone by Geoff Dominy 18 August 2017
FINGERPRINT FILE - Ruby Tuesday by Geoff Dominy 24 August 2017
THE SPICE OF LIFE - Peri-WHAT? by Leone Langeslag 32 August 2017
ONE MAN’S JUNK IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE - Any Old Iron: Dauvit Alexander by Deborah Mazza 48 August 2017
GRADE SCHOOL - Diamond Design and Light Performance by Michael D. Cowing 56 August 2017
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - A Man, A Magnet and An Idea… by Kirk Feral 64 August 2017
LAB TALK - Rock with a Little Heavy Metal (Part Three) by Egor Gavrilenko 71 August 2017
OUT OF THIS WORLD - Sci-Fi Heaven or Plain Old Glass by Conny Forsberg 76 August 2017
OUT IN THE FIELD - The Magical Quartz Forest of Selvino, Italy by Joel Dyer 82 August 2017
CARBON COPY - ‘Medieval Diamond Myths and Misconceptions’ by Jan Asplund 5 November 2017
MEN IN GEMMOLOGY - Interview with John Koivula 8 November 2017
MONEY CENT$ - ‘The Great Inflate - Now you see it, Now you don’t’ by Geoff Dominy 20 November 2017
FINGERPRINT FILE - ‘Tanzanite - The New Kid on the Block’ by Geoff Dominy 24 November 2017
LAB TALK - ‘Synthetic Moissanite - Diamond Copycat’ by Meenakshi Chauhan 30 November 2017
GRADE SCHOOL - ‘CZ Master Stones: A Blessing or a Curse?’ by Michael D. Cowing 34 November 2017
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - Reasons Simple Gem-Testing Tools Remain Important - Part 1 (Chelsea Filter) by Antoinette Matlins 42 November 2017
SMART THINKING - ‘A Propensity for Density - Specific Gravity Made Simple’ by Kirk Feral 68 November 2017
THE DAILY GRIND - Interview with Lisa Elser by Deborah Mazza 76 November 2017
THE SPICE OF LIFE - ‘Sphalerite & Paella’ by Leone Langeslag 82 November 2017
CARBON COPY - ‘The Origin of Diamonds in Europe - 16th & 17th Centuries’ by Jan Asplund 5 February 2018
MEN IN GEMMOLOGY - Interview with a Finnish Gemmological Giant: Dr. Kari A. Kinnunen by Joel Dyer 8 February 2018
THROUGH THE LENS - ‘From Russia with Love: The Photographic Genius’ of Dmitry Stolyarevich 20 February 2018
MONEY CENT$ - ‘Education - A Cost of Doing Business or an Investment in Your Business? by Geoff Dominy 30 February 2018
FINGERPRINT FILE - ‘Spinel - The Times They Are A Changin’ by Geoff Dominy 34 February 2018
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - The Value Of Simple, Portable Instruments – Part 2 (Dichroscope) by Antoinette Matlins 42 February 2018
SMART THINKING - ‘Thermal Inertia - What is it and why should we care?’ by Kirk Feral 74 February 2018
IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - ‘Connoisseurship: Color - First Among Equals’ by Richard Wise 82 February 2018
THE SPICE OF LIFE - ‘Turkish Delight - Diaspore ’ by Leone Langeslag 86 February 2018
CARBON COPY - ‘South American Diamonds’ by Jan Asplund 5 May 2018
MEN IN GEMMOLOGY - Interview with Danny J. Sanchez - Where Art Meets Science 8 May 2018
OUT IN THE FIELD - ‘The Legend of Bolivianite - Ametrine’ by Gérard Quintin 20 May 2018
MONEY CENT$ - ‘The Chromium Factor: King Maker or Fortune Taker? by Geoff Dominy 26 May 2018
FINGERPRINT FILE - ‘Jadeite - Stone from Heaven’ by Geoff Dominy 30 May 2018
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - The Value Of Simple, Portable Instruments - Part 3 (Loupe) by Antoinette Matlins 38 May 2018
SMART THINKING - ‘Let There Be Light’ by Kirk Feral 64 May 2018
NEWS FROM DOWN UNDER - ‘The Australian Opal Centre - An Update and Opportunity’ by Jenni Brammall 76 May 2018
THE SPICE OF LIFE - ‘Iolite - The Blue Wonder ’ by Leone Langeslag 82 May 2018
SMART THINKING - ‘A Heavenly Light - The Gemstone Viewer’ by Kirk Feral 5 September 2018
CARBON COPY - ‘Diamond Enlightenment’ by Jan Asplund 9 September 2018
THE DAILY GRIND - Interview with Dalan Hargraves - Gem Faceter Extraordinaire 12 September 2018
MONEY CENT$ - ‘Pumping Iron’ by Geoff Dominy 32 September 2018
FINGERPRINT FILE - ‘Turquoise - Persian Nights’ by Geoff Dominy 36 September 2018
GRADE SCHOOL - ‘The Ideal Brilliant Cut: From its Beginnings to Today’ by Michael D. Cowing 42 September 2018
LITERALLY SPEAKING - Richard Wise reviews ‘Stoned, Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desires Shapes the World’ by Aja Raden 51 September 2018
OUT IN THE FIELD - ‘Inclusions in Corundum - From a Curse to a Blessing’ by Kyalo Kiilu 76 September 2018
SPICE OF LIFE - ‘Fire Agate - Don’t Call the Fire Brigade!’ by Leone Langeslag 78 September 2018
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - The Value Of Simple, Portable Instruments - Part 4 (UV Light) by Antoinette Matlins 81 September 2018
MEN IN GEMMOLOGY - Interview with Torbjörn Lindwall, founder of Gemometrics AB 5 December 2018
SMART THINKING - ‘Gems on the Blink - The Polariscope’ by Kirk Feral 11 December 2018
SPICE OF LIFE - ‘Sunstone - All that Glitters’ by Leone Langeslag 15 December 2018
CARBON COPY - ‘Early Russian Diamonds’ by Jan Asplund 19 December 2018
MONEY CENT$ - ‘Copper - Penny for your Thoughts’ by Geoff Dominy 22 December 2018
FINGERPRINT FILE - Review of the new GemPen ® by Geoff Dominy 28 December 2018
THROUGH THE LENS - Interview with gemstone and jewellery photographer Arjuna Irsutti 34 December 2018
TOOLS OF THE TRADE - Review of the EXA Gem Instrument by Peters Brangulis and Egor Gavrilenko 48 December 2018
THE DAILY GRIND - ‘Chasing the Light’ with Jean-Noel Soni & Nicholas Yiannarakis by Deborah Mazza 54 December 2018
EXPOGEMA 2018 - A pictorial review of IGE’s trade show in Madrid, Spain by Geoff Dominy 78 December 2018
WOMEN IN GEMMOLOGY - Interview with Lisi Fracchia, award-winning jewellery designer 5 March 2019
TUCSON 2019 - A Review by Stuart Pool 15 March 2019
CARBON COPY - ‘Diamonds for Betrothal and Marriage’ by Jan Asplund 19 March 2019
MONEY CENT$ - ‘Titanium - Heating Rutile is Never Futile’ by Geoff Dominy 22 March 2019
FINGERPRINT FILE - ‘Masters of Green - Chromium & Vanadium’ by Kirk Feral 28 March 2019
THROUGH THE LENS - Interview with gemstone and jewellery photographer Mia Dixon 34 March 2019
LITERARY SPEAKING - Richard W. Wise reviews of ‘Diamonds, An Early History Of The King Of Gems’ 48 March 2019
LITERARY SPEAKING - Richard W. Wise reviews of ‘Rock Creek Sapphires, A Kaleidoscope of Color’ 49 March 2019
SPICE OF LIFE - ‘Zircon - Double Vision’ by Leone Langeslag 73 March 2019
LAB TALK - Jean-Marie Arlabosse looks at an interesting emerald crystal 5 June 2019
CARBON COPY - ‘All Roads Lead to’. A look at Chinese Diamonds by Jan Asplund 11 June 2019
THROUGH THE LENS - Interview with mineral, gemstone and jewellery photographer Jeff Scovil 14 June 2019
MONEY CENT$ - ‘The Power of Cobalt’ by Geoff Dominy 34 June 2019
FINGERPRINT FILE - ‘Masters of Green - Chromium & Vanadium - Part Two’ by Kirk Feral 38 June 2019
LITERARY SPEAKING - Richard W. Wise reviews MOGOK The Valley of Precious Stones 46 June 2019
SPICE OF LIFE - ‘Topaz - Tapas Anyone?’ by Leone Langeslag 70 June 2019
THE LEARNING CURVE - ‘Natural or Synthetic?’ 76 June 2019