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 Post subject: ABCD Pro-1 Gem Testing Set
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:32 pm 
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This seems like a solid kit.
It translates to US $885.00
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ABCD Pro-1 Gem Testing Set
Instruments included :
(1) Darkfield Pro-1 adaptor for B-Light™
(2) Professional 10x Loupe
(3) AGIL-Smart Polariscope Pro-1
(4) C-D LoupeTM (Colour Filter + 10x Loupe + Dichroscope)
(5) AGIL Prism Spectroscope
(6) UV Blacklight 365nm (long wave)
(7) Reflective Diffuse Block
(8) B-Light™ Diffuse Adaptor
(9) B-Light™ Pro-1 Light Torch (Standard Incandescent Light Bulb)
(10) Special Spectroscope Stand SSSTM & Gemstone Rotatable Stage
(11) Spectroscope & UV Blacklight Adaptor
(12) Conoscope Glass Sphere
(13) Claw Style Stone Holder
(14) Stainless Steel Tweezers
(15) Premium Quality Diamond & Gems Cloth (16) Black Lanyard


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 Post subject: Re: ABCD Pro-1 Gem Testing Set
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:24 pm 
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What? No refractometer?


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 Post subject: Re: ABCD Pro-1 Gem Testing Set
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:06 pm 
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You are right!
They sell them, but not in this kit.
http://eshop.agil.com.hk/index_ecat.php?cPath=3_2

By the way I have no experience or affiliation with this stuff. Just read about it in the latest Gem-A publication.


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 Post subject: Re: ABCD Pro-1 Gem Testing Set
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:10 am 
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Slightly off-topic, but I have to ask: I never heard of using a handheld spectroscope to observe a fluorescence spectrum. In which cases would that be useful (and at which uv wavelength)?


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You'll have to address that questions to the manufacturer of the set. Let us know.


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Question sent, will keep you updated


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I am curious about that as well, but given the natire of the kit it is likely just a mistake on their end, and a normal uv light.
I hate to say it but the kit seems kins of expensive for what you get. You could likely source each component on eBay new and spend less, and you really would want to get a refractometer.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:47 pm 
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No answer from them so far...


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 Post subject: Re: ABCD Pro-1 Gem Testing Set
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:26 am 
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cascaillou wrote:
Slightly off-topic, but I have to ask: I never heard of using a handheld spectroscope to observe a fluorescence spectrum. In which cases would that be useful (and at which uv wavelength)?


There was one made by R&J Beck in the 50’s (the earliest catalogue I have was dated at 1952). It’s called Ultra Violet Spectroscope No. 2435/2438 (2435 is a fixed slit and discontinued in the catalogue in 1957).The fluorescence spectrum from a gemstone is too weak for this spectroscope to pick up. But if you want to test your LWUV/ SWUV lights, it can give you a quick and pretty accurate answer.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:00 pm 
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Excellent tip Sunny.
Please post results anyone who attempts it.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:05 am 
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I bought one of these on ebay as I use UV (but not for gemmology, yet). It is a beautifully made instrument and after this suggestion I will see if it is of value in gem ID.


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Excellent.


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