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 Post subject: Beryllium Treated Blue Sapphires
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:00 pm 
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Hi all,
I would like to inform you that we just put online a new study on GIA Lab Bangkok on-going research page:

Today this is an update about the current research on Beryllium treated blue sapphires by Garry DuToit, Jitlapit Thananchakapad and Ken Scarratt.

http://www.giathai.net/lab.php

It is a very informative study with some very interesting results that I hope you will find interesting.

All the best,

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Great articles! Please keep them coming.

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Great article. Lookes like it's No Certy no Appraisy Time. Classical gemology is a start, but not a finish. Some show typical inclusions some don't. bags of material for sale cheap. No immersion effects. Only definitive conclusion from advanced testing. Ouch.


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WOW Vincent,
a really SCARY report..... :roll:
can't wait for further infos promised by the big stones treater about his process...
ciao e GRAZIE!
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can't wait for further infos promised by the big stones treater about his process...


that would help (for a change)! Makes the study an easier one if you know the method of treatise.


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 Post subject: Re: Beryllium Treated Blue Sapphires
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:08 am 
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Dear all,
For those willing to get a bit more on blue sapphires and beryllium, I would like to invite you to read the article "Blue Sapphires and Beryllium, an Unfinished World Quest".
It is now available online on the ICA website in the summer 2013 issue of InColor Magazine (page 36 to 43):
http://www.gemstone.org

That article will take you from Madagascar to Afghanistan and finally Tasmania. You will understand the meaning of one of my favorite sentence: "Expect the unexpected"!

Enjoy it at:
http://gemstone.org/webincolor/23Summer2013/index.html

All the best,

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excellent..............the only problem now is to update the LIBS for Niobium, Tantalum and Tungsten..........ouch..... :?

great report Vince, Thank you very much for sharing!!!
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