Thank you for your words of warning, it sounds like you know how
things work here, I hope you didn’t get ripped of…
Here is my question.
I have a laser pointer , similar to the type of laser that one
would put on the end of a firearm to increase accuracy, it has a
red laser light which is strong enough to penetrate almost any
Over the last few weeks I have been learning an incredible
amount about raw colored stones on the net , and have actually
been able to start identifying them when they have been brought
to me , i.e. taumanline(blue green ) , aquamarine , amethyst ,
garnets , and even some emeralds (poor quality albeit).
I have been using this laser light to check the stones quality ,
by this I mean cracks and fissures that they may have and in
every case the light has penetrated ( obviously where the stone
is not that badly cracked or rough) right through to the other
side so that I can see the light exit , as red.
this has proved to be the case with the taumaline , amethyst ,
garnets and aquamarine , that is until today.
I was brought a stone , brilliant green in color , about 3.5
grams (amazing color , I have to add) which I was informed was
an emerald , I had a look and by my limited experience I would
say that it defiantly is an emerald , when exposed to white
light , on the flat surface of a very bright torch , even
thought the stone is raw , you can see clearly through one half
of the stone , I would estimate about a full carat , possibly
more , absolutely crystal clear , yet when I shine the red laser
light on to the stone , it does not penetrate the stone , it
does not shine through or even shine onto the cracks on the back
side of the stone …like it would on the other stones
that I have applied this method too…?
I wonder if you could shed some light?..pun
I bought the stone , just out of fascination as it is really
nice , so dont worry , I paid next to nothing, but I would like
to know if you have had any other queries about red light and