Polariscope Guide, Part 2: Testing For Optic Figure and Sign
Step 3: Practical Gemology
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Testing for optic figure and sign is an important technique for gemstone identification. You’ll need a polariscope and a condensing sphere. If your polariscope doesn’t have built-in magnification, you’ll also need a hand-held or head-mounted magnifier.
Finding Interference Colors
Begin by setting the polariscope filters to their darkest position. Rotate …