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 Post subject: Are there air bubbles in a sapphire? (see pictures)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:30 pm 
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Hi, absolute beginner here and new in this forum. If this post is in any way improper, please let me know.

I purchased the stone in the pictures. It's supposedly a natural white sapphire around 2 carats. However I'm seeing the little dots with a 30x loupe (in pictures #1, 2 and 4). I don't think they are dusts. Also there's nothing at the back (see #3). Are these dots air bubbles, or are they normal? If they are air bubbles, does it mean this is a synthetic stone?

Really appreciate any advice! Thanks in advance!

UPDATE February 9, 2019:
Hi guys, I removed the old pictures and uploaded new pictures, which are much clearer. More pictures below. Please take a look! (Please let me know if I'm posting too many pictures, then I will delete the abundant ones)

Also, this gem is roughly 2 carats, not 3 as I originally stated.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Are there air bubbles in a sapphire? (see pictures)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:00 am 
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Inclusions (air bubbles) look like ok.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:37 am 
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Sorry the pictures do not show enough detail to be useful.


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Can you shoot some new pictures, perhaps using tweezers?


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New pictures posted above.


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 Post subject: Re: Are there air bubbles in a sapphire? (see pictures)
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Still useless.

Why do you think they are bubbles and not mineral inclusions?

Have you considered bringing them to someone with a microscope and the skills needed to positively identify those inclusions?

That would put your concerns to rest.


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