Gemstone Treatment Report

 

Imitation:  Treated quartz imitation


Identification Tools Required: Magnification


How to Identify:


Primary Test: Magnification of the dye filling the porosity fissures in the quartz should be diagnostic. The color zoning formation is unlike natural jadeite and should be a fairly easy identification.


Secondary Tests: Where possible refractive index should be a confirmation test. However with many of the carvings and beads getting a refractive index ready can be difficult.


Additional test is the spectroscope with this dyed quartz imitation giving a totally anomalous reading to natural green jadeite. However, only the well trained and experienced gemologist should rely solely on this confirmation test.

 

Jadeite Imitation (dyed quartz)

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