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Chemically Testing Gemstones?

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Does anyone know where in Australia I can get gemstones chemically tested and roughly how much it would cost? Will it be over $50?

asked Feb 8, 2014 by Gemstone_Gurl_xx (200 points)

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Are these faceted stones that you want to identify? Or gem rough? Both would need the services of a gemologist, who uses visual (microscope) and non-destructive means of testing like specific gravity. If these are gems you bought in a parcel from a TV show then the cost would be more than the stones were actually worth. I have a friend who is a trained gemologist, and he has to deal with the TV show gem parcels all the time at our show.

answered Feb 12, 2014 by stonesinger (720 points)

The Gemstones are tumbled. My dad bought me some when he went to America and my Grandma gave me some of hers, they won't be expensive just a few agates and jaspers but, I wanted to find out exactly what they were because they are different from the ones I have at the moment

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