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mastercut

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Hello!
Could someone help me a bit, please? I have a friend that is a diamond expert (gemstones in general actually too) and I want to give him a present. Could someone recommend me a really hot (I mean new and fresh :)), good book about MMD and simultants? If there is any...
Many thanks in advance!

Best regards,
Ivan
 

EEFranklin

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The best book I am aware of is called Laboratory Grown Diamonds: Information Guide to HPHT-grown and CVD-grown Diamonds. It is written by gemologists at EGL Vancouver (where all of AOTC''s diamonds are graded) and it covers many of the technical aspects of lab diamonds including growth and identification. This edition was recently updated (I think last spring), and is an excellent read. I don''t have my copy handy, but I don''t believe it covers simulants.

You can see the details here on EGL Canada''s Website.
 

Clark McEwen

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The GIA has a great book that is available on their website (www.GIA.edu). The book contains all of the articles that have ever been in "Gems and Gemology" over the years.

Cheers,
Clark
 

kcherian

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Apologies for a delayed response. The following two recent books on the subject of diamond synthesis could be of interest; one deals with a historical perspective of the development of diamond synthesis technologies, while the other deals with a gemological perspective.
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THE DIAMOND MAKERS
by Robert M Hazen

Contents include:



1. Mysteries
2. Attempts
3. The legacy of Percy Bridgman
4. Baltzar von Platen and the Incredible Diamond Machine
5. The crystals of Loring Coes
6. Project Superpressure
7. Breakthrough
8. Secrets
9. Risky business
10. The rivals
11. The new diamond makers: diamonds by explosion
12. The bew diamond makers: diamonds from a vapor
13. The diamond breakers

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THE DIAMOND FORMULA
Diamond synthesis: a gemological perspective
by Amanda S. Barnard

Contents include:



Part 1
Chapter 1: Early development
Chapter 2: Percy Bridgman and high pressure physics
Chapter 3: Principles of diamond synthesis
Chapter 4: Putting the pieces together
Chapter 5: Success in diamond synthesis
Chapter 6: Birth of a billion-dollar industry

Part 2
Chapter 7: Synthetic diamonds
Chapter 8: Gemmology of synthetic diamonds
Chapter 9: Scientific testing of synthetic diamonds
Chapter 10: Identification of synthetic diamonds
Chapter 11: Gemmological testing
Chapter 12: Specialized separation instruments
Chapter 13: Treated synthetic diamonds

Part 3
Chapter 14: CVD and the new breed of diamond makers
Chapter 15: Gemmology and diamond film technology
Chapter 16: Other methods of diamond synthesis
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As a materials scientist with involvement in research on various diamond synthesis routes, I found both these books worth having.

Best,
K. Cherian



 
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