Dichroscopes are used to look for pleochroism in gemstones to determine if they are doubly refractive gems and will help for gem identification. There are two types of dichroscopes, the Calcite Dichroscope and the Polarizing Dichroscope. The Calcite Dichroscope shows the pleochroic colors when light passes through the gem and then through a calcite prism, which then separates the light in to two colors, or not if it is singularly refractive. The Polarizing Dichroscope uses polarizing filters, which will only show one color depending on the viewing angle. Dichroscopes are also beneficial for lapidary artists to determine the best axis to cut on and achieve the best color for the finished gemstone.

Showing 1 - 3 of 3 results

Contact Us via Email


Copyright ©2024 Kassoy. All Rights Reserved.
Ecommerce & ERP Integration by Website Pipeline