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Myanmar part 3 - Mogok (2)
... and continuing our Mogok tour! November 12 On that day, a few of us woke up early for a 1:30 hour drive to the town of Baret. But it was a beautiful drive. Here are some pictures taken along the road.  This magnificent scenery was taken just at the entr...
Myanmar part 3 - Mogok (2)
Myanmar part 3 - Mogok (2)
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Myanmar part 2 - Mogok (1)
This is why we came to Myanmar!  Mogok!  This lovely isolated valley is the source of something like 90% of the world's rubies!  This tour of Mogok was based in part on a 2013 field trip organized by Kyaw Thu and Dr. George Harlow of the American Museum of ...
Myanmar part 2 - Mogok (1)
Myanmar part 2 - Mogok (1)
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The cutting of the Blue Moon diamond
Suzette Gomes, CEO of Cora International, with the Blue Moon diamond on exhibit at the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County. Photo by E. Chamorro for NHMLA. Did you check the Blue Moon diamond on display at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles C...

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The making of the Blue Moon Diamond
In a short video produced by Cora International, here is the making of the Blue Moon Diamond, from the 29.6-carat rough to the 12-carat Fancy Vivid Blue, Internally Flawless gem. The Blue Moon Diamond is on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angel...

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The Blue Moon Diamond: The Opening of the Exhibit
The Blue Moon Diamond, which we have been covering in the past few articles here  and here  finally has made it to our museum, welcomed by one of the largest museum events of the year. Both beautiful and scientifically significant, it has generated much buz...

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Testing the Blue Moon Diamond at the Smithsonian
The Blue Moon Diamond, a 12-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, on display at NHM. Photo by Tino Hammid for Cora International. Beginning September 13, 2014, we will have a very special host in the Gem Vault of our Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: ...

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A SPECIAL DIAMOND EXHIBIT AT NHM Los Angeles, running through January 6, 2015
The reunion of exceptional diamonds Beginning September 13, 2014 and until January 6, 2015, we will have a special reunion of diamonds at NHM: The Blue Moon Diamond will meet the Butterfly of Peace diamond collection. The collection of 240 natural fancy-col...

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Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Gem & Mineral Show 2014
Poster and specimen advertising the 2014 Sainte-Marie show. Cuprite on atacamite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA (Graeme family collection). This year, I was again invited by the organizers to participate in the world-wide renowned Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Gem & Mi...

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Tucson Gem & Mineral show 2014: Mineral Shows
If you have been to Tucson, you know how difficult it is to get to see all the mineral shows... There are so many of them, widespread all around the town. This year, I've only been to the Westward Look, the Innsuites and to the Main show. Alyssa Morgan got ...

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Tucson Gem & Mineral Show: Gem Shows
Another year at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. This year, the show was celebrating its 60th anniversary. The theme of this show? Diamond... but also gold, silver and gemstones. So we decided to bring some goodies from California, of course! Before showing y...
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