Lao Sapphire • Max Green, Ted Doyle, Gary Shugg • Looted Millions • Love & Hate

1 January 2002

When Max Green set about looting trust fund accounts in Australia, he had no idea it would lead to a sapphire mine in Laos… and a dead body in Cambodia.

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Ruby Connoisseurship • Seeing Red

1 November 2001

A loving look at ruby – the gem of passion – from the standpoint of the connoisseur.

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Gems & Junkies in Burma • Gem Smuggling • Conspiracy Theory

1 September 2001

A look at the nexus between gem smuggling and drug smuggling out of Burma (Myanmar), along with the two-faced policies of certain Western governments.

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Sapphire Connoisseurship • Judging Sapphire • Passion Fruit

1 March 2001

Sapphire is one of the classic gems. In this article, Lotus Gemology's resident connoisseur casts a discerning eye at the factors that contribute to quality in this legendary precious stone.

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Burma Ruby Mining • Heat Wave • Digital Devil #13

1 January 2001

Digital Devil #13. A tale of Burmese rubies, Burmese heat, a Shan princess and a Burmese general.

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Synthetic Moissanite • C3: I C Thru U • Digital Devil #10

1 May 2000

Digital Devil #10. It was Tucson. Show over. The last supper. One of those marvelous evenings which Tucson regularly delivers…

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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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