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Gem-A Instruments Now Distributor for GemPen

Postby PinkDiamond » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:21 pm

If it's really accurate this could be a handy little tool, but it looks like it only works on diamonds, plus rubies and sapphires which of course are the same thing, so it does have limited use. :)

Gem-A Instruments Now Distributor for GemPen
By Michelle Graff
November 12, 2020

The portable GemPen can be used on diamonds, rubies and sapphires to determine if they are lab grown or treated. Gem-A Instruments just became the official distributor of the device in the U.K. and worldwide.

" London—Gem-A Instruments, a subsidiary of Gem-A, is now the official distributor of the portable GemPen screening device in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Invented by gemologist, geologist and Gem-A accredited Teaching Center tutor Torbjörn Lindwall and made by Swedish company Gemometrics AB, GemPen uses full-spectrum Xenon ultraviolet light technology with a unique combination of wavelengths and filters.

When pointed at a diamond, ruby or sapphire, the instrument’s ultra-spectrum optical filtering, or USOF, technology displays the stone’s unique fluorescence.

By analyzing this effect and comparing what they see with The Gemstone Map, a virtual image bank of reference diamonds, sapphires and rubies tested by GemPen, a user can determine if the stone they are looking at is natural or lab grown.

The map is accessible online through the GemPen Academy.

GemPen can also be used to determine various treatments (HPHT, irradiation, etc.) in both natural and lab-grown diamonds and gemstones.

The GemPen Diamond Screener with filters 1 and 4 is priced at €2,050 ($2,419). GemPen Premium, which comes with all the filters, sells for ... " ... for-gempen
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