How To Check An Emerald

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How To Check An Emerald
How To Check An Emerald

Each gem has its own story. For the first time they started talking about emerald in Ancient Egypt in the III millennium BC. The transparent, green stone was considered a symbol of youth, love and beauty. Distinguishing a natural emerald from an artificial one is quite difficult, but if the need arises, there are several ways to do it.

How to check an emerald
How to check an emerald


Step 1

Since emerald is a natural stone, it (however, like all natural gemstones) will be quite cold to the touch. Therefore, holding it in your hand and feeling the cold, you can make sure that the stone is natural and not obtained synthetically.

Step 2

Natural emeralds always have splits or cracks.

Step 3

You should be suspicious of the clarity and clarity of the dark green emerald. Such stones are rare in nature.

Step 4

Check the authenticity of the emerald yourself with a magnifying glass, without contacting a specialist. But it should be noted that the magnifying glass must be at least tenfold. Examining natural stone through a magnifying glass, you will see a characteristic pattern. If there is no pattern, inclusions or inclusions, then this is either an imitation of a stone or an artificial stone. Also, parallel cracks, spiral inclusions, inclusions of phenakite crystals (which are practically not found in natural stones) testify to belonging to a synthetic method of obtaining a stone. Veil-like inclusions and specific inclusions can be seen in artificial stones, which in their shape can resemble brush strokes and nails.

Step 5

Look at the side of the emerald through a magnifying glass. If you find strictly parallel lines, then you can immediately say that this stone was grown artificially. Natural stone has almost parallel lines.

Step 6

A real emerald can be distinguished from a fake emerald in this way - by lowering the stone into a glass of water. When viewed from above, the non-real stone will take on a shade of red.

Step 7

If you still have doubts about the naturalness of the stone, then it is better to contact a specialist. Many people believe that to determine the naturalness and naturalness of a stone, it is better to turn not to jewelers, but to gemologists - specialists in precious stones (they are engaged in the assessment and certification of precious stones).

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