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Testing of Gems Mineral for Identification through Polariscope

Identifying Gems and Minerals: A Comprehensive Polariscope Testing Guide

Polariscope helps in identifying gemstones especially glass. This is a beneficial tool to know about basic information about gemstones and minerals. This articles tell about polariscope and its uses. Read more about it
What are the Color elements in gemstones

How Do Gemstones Get Their Colors?

The elements which causes colors in any crystal or gemstones are called trace elements? What are those trace elements? how they work? Lets discuss about them in this article...
What is Luster in Gemstones or Lustrous Stones?

What is Luster in Gemstones or Lustrous Stones?

Luster is the property of minerals to reflect the light from the outer surface of the gemstones. These reflections of light are internal and make it look transparent in the case of facet stones. The light inside gemstones cannot be called luster. The properties of gemstones equated with luster are often defined as an outer image of the surface of a gemstone that makes it look brighter externally. Luster makes the mineral appear shiny or not shiny depending amount of light reflected from the gemstones. Gemstones and minerals can have a metallic appearance and sometimes they can be labeled as non-metallic luster. Scientifically, luster is defined as a shine in stones that is emitted when light is reflected from the surface of stones which is observable under the illumination.  How Luster is observed? Luster is usually observed under direct illumination of light. The light passes through the specimen and it reflects light to display the luster of minerals or gemstones. The examination of stones is to move the specimen through different wavelengths of light to observe at various angles to check the luster.  What are Types of Lusters in Stones?  There are different types of terms are used to define luster in minerals and gemstones. It includes the following terminologies that include Adamant, Vitreous, Silky, Greasy, etc.  There are two main types of Luster  Metallic (such as pyrite , hematite) Non Metallic (all gemstones) Nonmetallic Luster Many of the mineral specimens don't have any kind of metallic or sub-metallic luster. These minerals and their specimens are called "nonmetallic" luster. Many types of minerals have nonmetallic luster. The nonmetallic luster in gemstones and minerals can be characterized into the following types. Adamantine Sub Adamantine Vitreous  Sub Vitreous  Greasy Silky Pearly Resinous Waxy Dull Non-Metallic Luster Appearance Adamantine Sparkly Earthy Dull, clay-like Pearly Pearl-like Resinous Like resins, such as tree sap Silky Soft-looking with long fibers Vitreous Glassy Adamantine Adamantine is the ability of gemstones to shine or sparkle. For example, Diamond. Adamantine luster in minerals or gemstones has a high refractive index, which is between 1.9 and 2.6. Examples of adamantine luster are cerussite and anglesite.  Sub-Adamantine Sub-admantine has a luster that is relatively lighter the full adamantine-like diamonds. They have a close affinity to the adamantine and fall into category that is similar to the adamantine for example, Cubic Zircon.  Vitreous Some gemstones have a glass-like outer surface which includes tourmaline, Quartz, and topaz. Most gems have a vitreous or in other words, the glass-like surface is also called luster. It includes beryl, quartz, topaz, ruby, emerald, and other gemstones that have a refractive capacity that is between the range of 1.50 and 1.70 on its measurement scale. Sub-Vitreous Subvitreous is the ability of the gemstones that have a low reflection of light on the surface of gemstones. One the examples of sub- vitreous gemstones is fluorite. Greasy Some gems have a greasy surface that makes them look like oil-like or layer of a fat on its surface. Examples of greasy gemstones are serpentine, garnet, or peridot. The luster is not evenly distributed on the polished surface of gemstones but appears randomly or makes gemstones look flat in some areas on the surface. Silky The gemstones that have a silky luster are due to the fibrous material, for instance, gypsum and Malachite. The silky luster is also found in Ulexite or moonstone. The hemstone having silky luster often looks like fabric in its appearance and texture. The polished tiger's eye has a glassy luster that has a fibrous body. Pearly Some gemstones have a pearly outer surface that is similar to the pearl that is whitish in appearance. Some of the gemstones display iridescent play of colors on their surfaces that make them look different from other types of luster. Resinous Amber was found and preserved in prehistoric plants. The gemstone that falls into the category of resinous luster forms thick waxy substances on the surface of the gemstones for example, Sphalerite has a resinous luster. These gemstones are soft and have low refractive capacity like Amber and Opal. Waxy Some gemstones look like that has thick wax on the surface. The best example is turquoise and Opals. Jade is another mineral with a waxy luster. Waxy minerals are slightly transparent to translucent. The waxy minerals have small mineral extracts that disperse the light making it more waxy in its appearance. Most of these minerals will improve their appearance and bring out their color better with good polish. Dull Some of the gemstones have a dull luster as it is very low light. The dullness of luster has a fine surface like a grain. The dull luster is described as an "earthy" luster. The dull luster is non-reflective. The dull luster is a rough and porous surface that diverges the light instead of reflecting on minerals. Kaolinite, limonite, and hematite have a dull or earthy luster. Metallic The gemstones and minerals have metallic traces in them. Pyrite and Hematite are two examples that have ores of metal. Metallic gemstones are not used due to traces of metals in them.  The metallic minerals have the same color as the metals such as gold, silver, or copper. The metallic gemstone specimens are more reflective and don't lose their metallic luster. They appear to be opaque and have the same color as a metal.
Is Buying Wholesale Gemstones Profitable in the USA Gems Market?

Is Buying Wholesale Gemstones Profitable in the USA Gems Market?

Gemstones and mineral world is a big market in USA. Everyyear huge events and exhibitions are held to develop this bueinsse. This article highlights the main USA gemstone market trends and practices.
What are 10 ways to identify a Gems and Minerals?

What are 10 ways to identify a Gems and Minerals?

There are many ways to test the stones such as hardness, fractures analysis, juding through crystal shapes and many others. Here we will discuss 10 popular testing methods one by one.
What are the Best Stone to Practice Faceting or Gemstone Cutting?

What are the Stones to Start Faceting or Gemstone Cutting?

Selecting the stones to begin gemstone cutting is definitely a challenging. We have discussed in this article on the stones suitable for initiating this faceting process.
Understanding Natural VS Imitation Gems - How can you tell if a stone is natural?

Understanding Natural VS Imitation Gems - How can you tell if a stone is natural?

It is always difficult to recognize genuine stone from fake one. Before going deep into the study of gemstones, one must be aware of difference between imitation, synthetic stones and natural stones. Read more here...
Starting gemstone business

Beginner's Guide: How to Kickstart Your Own Gemstone Business?

Read about the essential steps for launching a successful gemstone business. Explore these key points outlined in our article for detailed insights.
The History and Usage of Lapis Lazuli

What is Lapis Lazuli Meaning? | Where Blue Lapis Stone is Used?

Blue Lapis Lauli Stones are used for various purpose such as jewelry, crafts, home decor items, house hold uses such as tiles, sinks etc. Lapis has been used since back to Egyptian era.
What are methods of gemstone cutting or faceting stone?

Mastering the Art of Raw Gems Faceting:Tips for Beginners in Faceting Rough

Learn the art of gemstone faceting—master the techniques, tips, and beginner-faceting methods. let's have look at secrets of stone cutting, from initial steps to intricate facets. Explore diverse gemstone cutting techniques and approaches. Here are the fundamentals of faceting techniques:
Why ruby rank in investment?

Why ruby gemstone rank in the investment? What you say about this gemstone and mineral?

Though diamonds comes first in investment, however, investing in precious gemstones can give you a profitable return and sometimes more than diamonds. Ruby is one of top 3 precious gemstones about which gemstone dealers are ready to invest
What are the three types of gem cutting lapidary?

What are the three types of gem cutting lapidary?

Lapidary is a kind of shaping, working, and cutting of stones. The word is related and referred to small gemstones. Learn about lapidary types


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