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Gem & Jewelry Industry — gemstone microscope

Breaking an Apatite. Or: How Observation can Interfere with Experiment

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

So I had the brilliant idea of taking snapshots while my setter, Pierre, set an apatite into my new silver halo ring. Dark blue sapphire outside, turquoise center, it was going to look fabulous. Pierre has some very fancy setting equipment. At his bench there is a huge microscope with very strong lighting that costs several thousand dollars, surrounded by lots of other smaller gadgets. I guess you...

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