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Death of the Thai Ruby  Decline of Thailand's ruby mines, part 1

Life During Wartime  Death of the Thai Ruby  part 2

The Naked Eye  A Diamond's Worst Friend: Diamond grading demystified

Thailand After the Fall 

digital devil 

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Big Time   The unvarnished truth about big rubies and sapphires

Blood From A Stone  Attempts to regulate conflict diamonds

C3: I See Thru U  The synthetic moissanite scare

Carbon Copies  On the latest GE/LKI diamond treatment

Crying Uncle  Homage to Bangkok burner, Gerry Rogers

Don't Forget to Flush  Visibility differences of emerald enhancements

Fun Down Under  Opal, diamonds and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Have I Got An Idea For U  Tabloid marketing of GE/POL diamonds

Heat Wave  A nostalgic look at Burmese politics

Internet Hell  Digital privacy in the precious stone business

Romancing the Stone  Just say "No" to anal gemology

Tricky Dick's Guide to Web Designer Netiquette



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Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide: Book review
Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 2: Book review
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