Step 5: Advanced Gem Information
Distinguishing between natural and synthetic gems is a critical skill for the gemologist. It means the difference between thousands of dollars per carat and just a couple.
The first clue that you may be looking at a synthetic, is very fine clarity. Few natural gems are clean to 10X, much less anything higher. If you can’t find natural inclusions with a loupe , you are probably looking at a synthetic. …
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