Gemological Instruments and Equipment
With every gemstone comes responsibility to deliver accurate information on its authenticity. Since many gemstones can be similar in color and other qualities, distinguishing these gemstones can be a difficult task if you use your only your eyes to judge them. The right gemological instruments and equipment can help jewelers identify the color, cut and texture of each gemstone and guarantee its authenticity.
At National Jeweler’s Supplies, our collection of the finest gemological equipment around provides you with advanced ways to correctly identify your gemstones. From refractometers to chelsea filters, polariscopes to dichroscopes, the variety of affordable yet first-rate tools we have gives you the ability to distinguish gemstones and identify its features and qualities easily. Need help with deciding which tool is best for you? Here’s a list of commonly used tools and what they’re used for:
- Refractometers – Used to differentiate gemstones that have similar colors since gemstones can have other optical properties that make them different from others.
- Chelsea Filters – Used to determine which gemstones are emeralds, pastes or faux emeralds with its special color filter.
- Dichroscopes – Used to detect gemstones from artificial ones and comes in two types: calcite and polarizing.
- Polariscopes – Used to differentiate isotropic and anisotropic gemstones.