Emerald Enhancement Reexamined • Don't Forget to Flush • Digital Devil #9

1 March 2000

Digital Devil #9. Once again, we take a look at emerald fillers.

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Fred Ward Emerald Case • Holy Wars • Digital Devil #8

28 January 2000

Digital Devil #8. The Fred Ward emerald case killed his business and nearly killed the emerald business in the US. Here was my tongue-outta-cheek take.

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Burmese Jade: The Inscrutable Gem

1 January 2000

Myanmar's jadeite mines occupy a privileged place, representing the planet's principal source of fine jadeite jade. This article covers the deposits themselves, along with the cutting, grading and trading of jadeite.

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Spinel • History of a Magnificent Gem • From the Hands of God

1 December 1999

A history of spinel, including balas ruby and lodestone.

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Opal and Diamonds • Fun Down Under • Digital Devil #7

1 November 1999

Digital Devil #7. The believe-it-or-not story of Australia's Lenny Cram and his opal mine in a mason jar.

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GE HPHT Treated Diamonds • Carbon Copies • Digital Devil #6

1 September 1999

Installment #6 of my Digital Devil column, which discusses the introduction of HPHT diamonds into the market by Lazare Kaplan Inc. This one kicked up quite a stir. See the comments at the end.

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Whatever Happened to Romance • Digital Devil #5

1 July 1999

Digital Devil #5, where I transition from hard-nosed gemological gumshoe to lamenting the lack of romance and appreciation of beauty in gemology.

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