NEW General Electric Green Transmitter Data
The following are spectra of the new General Electric High Pressure, High Temperature HTHP treated diamond. These data were taken and analysed with the assistance of John Caruso, G.G.
The four General Electric HPHT diamonds tested were supplied by Charles Meyer of Lazare Kaplan. They all were characterized by a vivid greenish yellow bodycolor, but differed in their response to long and short wave fluorescence. One diamond exhibited a uniform strong chalky blue white fluorescence to both long and short wave excitation, while another showed a similar central patchy zone surrounded by the "typical" greenish yellow fluorescence, which typified the NovaDiamond HPHT diamonds previously studied. All showed the 986.3nm H2 center, 870nm, 494nm and 504nm H3 defects using SAS2000 Liquid Nitrogen Immersion Spectroscopy (LNIS).
SAS2000 Liquid Nitrogen Immersion Spectroscopy
SAS2000 Room Temperature Spectroscopy
GE HPHT Diamonds Under LW Excitation Shown
With 1.93ct NovaDiamond For Comparison
GE HPHT Diamonds Under SW Excitation Shown With 1.93ct NovaDiamond For Comparison
The 1.93 carat Vivid Yellow-Green diamond shown
above is a very rare color. In April 2000, Christie's Auction # 9334,
lot # 530, a 1.73 carat OMC Vivid Green Yellow sold for $800,000.00.
It had "natural" paper from GIA dated February 11'th, 2000. I am
told that the diamond sold at Christies had radiation stains, and could
not have been HPHT'd. The stone above was processed on December 18th, 1999
at NovaDiamond in Provo, Utah. It is shown for comparison of the flourescence
with the General Electric HPHT samples.