Learn to Use a Polariscope (Video)
Taking polariscope readings can be challenging. In this tutorial video, you'll learn how to use this tool and which gems might give you anomalous results.
Taking polariscope readings can be challenging. In this tutorial video, you'll learn how to use a polariscope and which gems might give you anomalous results.
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This article is also a part of our Gemology Tools Mini Course, in the unit Measuring Optical Properties.
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Kyrylo Gubariev, Graduate Gemologist (GG, AJP)
Kyrylo Gubariev, Graduate Gemologist (GG, AJP) is a gemologist with a passion for sharing his knowledge with fellow gem lovers. Originally from Ukraine, he is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.
A geologist, environmental engineer and Caltech graduate, Addison’s interest in the mesmerizing and beautiful results of earth’s geological processes began in her elementary school’s environmental club. When she isn’t writing about gems and minerals, Addison spends winters studying ancient climates in Iceland and summers hiking the Colorado Rockies.
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