Special Issue "Reviews and Recent Advances on Gemology"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Gem materials have been appreciated since antiquity. Nowadays, gemology, i.e., the study of gem materials, is one of the most expanding fields in earth science. This is mainly due to new developments towards a more systematic gem mining, the new sophisticated (thus more difficult to detect) gem treatments applied to improve the appearance of gem materials, and the issues involved in identification of some synthetic gem materials. Moreover, recent statistics have shown that every year worldwide more than 10 billion euros are invested in the trade of diamonds and an additional 5 billion euros in the trade of other precious stones and materials. The purpose of this special issue is to publish reviews as well as recent advances on gemology. Articles that cover the spectroscopy, chemistry as well as formation and treatment of gem materials are welcome.
Dr. Ian Graham
Dr. Stefanos Karampelas
Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris
Dr. Vasilios Melfos
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