Looking for a tool that will help you in your gem identification process? Then the polariscope is for you! In our opinion, the polariscope is the best piece of equipment to start with for gem identification. It will help you determine if a gemstone is singly or doubly refractive which is a key piece of data in determining its identity.
Whilst a polariscope will not identify a gemstone (with the exception of quartz), it is ideal to perform very quick key separations for example:
- Glass and many natural gems. eg Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Topaz, Tourmaline, Quartz & many more
- CZ and many natural gems. eg Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Topaz, Tourmaline, Quartz & many more
- Diamond and Synthetic Moissanite
- Tanzanite and Sapphire
- Ruby and Garnet
- Topaz and Aquamarine
What comes with the polariscope you might ask?
-Rotatable analyzer filter to check basic reactions & pleochroism
-Conoscope to focus interference figures
-Removable glass platform for easy gem testing
-Removable stone holder for hands free testing
-White light on the front to pair with your refractometer
-It features a foreign plug but don't worry we include a UK adaptor
Need some practice with the polariscope and what to look for? Check out our polariscope stone set here.
Want to check you're doing it right, book an at home test here.