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 Post subject: Glass Imitation trapiche Emerald
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:21 pm 
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A couple of “ Esmeralderos” or emerald traders came to my lab in Bogotá to have their latest possible purchase checked and as usual they did not want to pay for the id unless it was “ the real thing” (classic!) so as usual I tell them “for not spending just 30 thousand pesos (15 bucks) you might be losing a good deal …or a good client and your reputation ” yes they always try to make you work for free …any way to my luck the id of this piece was not as hard as to deal with certain customers and after my first test result; SR under the polariscope, it was clear that something was wrong although it´s appearance could fool even an Esmeraldero, after that it´s RI marked 1.52 and to be even more obvious under the microscope: multiple bubbles!
Chichin! 30.000 pesos :D
So i wanted to share this experience and pictures since sometimes experience makes us lazy (me some times)...be cautious :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:29 pm 
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thanks for sharing!


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COOL! thank you!!! =D> :D =D> :D
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Great info, thanks!

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