The word “noble” is applied to a small handful of metals—silver, the “platinum group,” and, of course, gold. Metals in this category are found in their workable state in nature, and are not readily corroded, rusted, or degraded under normal natural conditions. This means gold cannot only be found in usable form, but, if it has been made into something, it will remain in this state forever.
Laboratory-grown diamonds, coloured gemstone treatments, and nephrite jade are just a sampling of the topics explored at the Canadian Gemmological Association’s (CGA’s) 31st Annual Gem Conference in Vancouver.
Diamonds have fascinated jewellery and gemstone fans for thousands of years. We regard these shiny stones as solidified drops of the crystal-clear, pure morning dew, with the most exceptional among them classified as gems of ‘the finest water.’ These descriptors are all well and good for clear gemstones, but what about diamonds of other hues, colours, and tones?
We don’t tend to think of men and jewels at the same time, except for the stereotype of the hesitant and terrified young man headed for a diamond seller, but men have accessorized with jewels for thousands of years.
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