Welcome to the IGS Forums! Please note that you'll need to create an account to participate in these forums. Please read our brief Forum Rules and Etiquette.
Show More Information
Forums Home » Reply To: buying Tsavorite

Reply To: buying Tsavorite

Profile photo of sydp

Hi, if you carry a small Polariscope and torch or use the sun you would be able to distinguish very quickly that the Tsavorite was singly refractive and if it were Chrome tourmaline then it would show double refraction through the Polariscope.

in saying this Tsavorite is a totally different colour to Chrome Tourmaline, but I would not suggest that anyone buying gemstone just go on colour.

hope this helps.

Take your love of gemstones
To a New Level
Search in radius 25 miles

eNews Signup

Skip to toolbar