Laserblue Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


Laserblue synthetic glass
“Laserblue” synthetic glass: 16.04 cts. Photo © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

Laserblue Value

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Information

DataValue
NameLaserblue
Is a Variety ofGlass
Crystallography Amorphous
Colors Blue
Polish Luster Vitreous
Fracture Luster Vitreous
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness 6.5
Cleavage None
Stone SizesTo very large
Heat SensitivityYes
Wearability Poor
Enhancements None
Special Care InstructionsThis is a rare glass. It is brittle, hard to cut and easy to chip.
Transparency Transparent
UV LongIntense blue
UV ShortStrong blue
Absorption Spectrum Strong line 630 nm general absorption 540 – 550 nm
Phenomena None
Identifying Characteristics Always a pure blue with medium to deep tone. Typical glass inclusions, bubbles and swirl marks. Extraordinary hardness for glass at 6.5
FormulaBorosilicate + Cu