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Author:  Diacutter [ Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:59 am ]
Post subject:  Natural Ruby

Having trouble with these inclusions. Natural or flux?

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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

I can't overstate the benefits of immersion when one is trying to seperate natural from flux inclusions.

Author:  1bwana1 [ Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

Agree. Those look like potentially flux inclusions to me.

Author:  Diacutter [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

more photos in immersion. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Author:  Diacutter [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

one more photo

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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

What you should do with immersion technique:

The liquid used should be methylene iodide.

The scope used should be horizontal. Kruss, Eickhorst. You must be able to turn your stone 360º withing the immersion vessel. Flux inclusions, with immersion, will remain black in all directions. Similar looking natural inclusions will blink when rotated.


Author:  Diacutter [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

Thank you VERY much. Your too kind. This was very helpful. These inclusions in question did not show black in immersion.

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

What were you immersing them in?

Author:  Diacutter [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

methylene iodide

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

were you able to rotate the stone 360º?

Author:  Diacutter [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

yes, i rotated the stone directly and rotated the entire container with the stone in it. The inclusions stayed "white" the entire time

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

Huh. That's suspect.

Author:  Diacutter [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

suggestions?

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

Where do you live? Perhaps a member is close and can help you out.

Author:  Diacutter [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Natural Ruby

Barbra,
Thank you very much for all your help. I'm gonna have to pass on this stone as I'm not comfortable with the results/testing that I'm seeing. I have advised the customer to get additional testing. Sometimes you have to know your limits and admit that you don't know everything. Thanks again for all you help.

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