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 Post subject: Limitations of Polariscope for Mounted Gems
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:22 pm 
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I was wondering if anyone here can explain if a diamond can be evaluated for strain using a polariscope if the diamond is currently in a mounting. The diamond in question is a natural, earth mined stone.


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 Post subject: Re: Limitations of Polariscope for Mounted Gems
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:22 pm 
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Yes, it can certainly provide clues.
Look for ADR


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 Post subject: Re: Limitations of Polariscope for Mounted Gems
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:18 pm 
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I see no reason you can't see the internal strain if the mounting allows good visibility of the stone in all directions.


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