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SSEF Performs First-Ever Radiocarbon Age-Dating Procedure on Historic 'Ana Maria Pearl,' to be sold as Lot 264 at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva in May
The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has successfully age-dated the historic 'Ana Maria Pearl' using carbon-14 (14C). This is the first time such a procedure has been conducted on a historic natural pearl, to provide valuable and new information on the age of a gem. The Ana Maria pearl is due to be offered at Christie's Geneva as lot 264 in the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction on May 15, and will be on public display as of May 10 at the Four   ...  more

TECHNOLOGY
IGI certifies SHUMUKH, the Guinness World Record holder bottle of scent
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the global leading gemology experts are the certification partner of choice for SHUMUKH, the world's most expensive bottle of scent - a luxurious unisex perfume worth US$ 1.30 million.SHUMUKH is the only perfume to hold two Guinness World Record titles, the ‘Most diamonds set on a perfume bottle’, and the ‘Tallest remote-   ...  more
Diamond Research Gives Clues to the Formation of the Continents
Diamonds, long prized for their beauty and rarity, continue to reveal clues about the early history of our planet. To better understand how the most ancient continents came to be, researchers examined tiny mineral remnants trapped in diamonds during the formation of the earth. The results were published today in Science magazine, in the article Sulfur Isotopes in Diamonds Reveal Differences in Continent Construction by   ...  more



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