Gemstone Accessories Information
Quality gemstone accessories are a vital
and important part of any collector's toolkit.
Tweezers should be of good quality
steel, ideally with a grooved nose to hold the girdle of the
gemstone allowing a more secure fit and a lockable fitting that
reduces any risk of losing your precious gem.
Quality gemstones deserve to be housed
under glass, not cheap plastic pods that scratch and
stretch causing the lids to easily dislodge after they have been
used on several occasions.
Professionally constructed gem boxes
provide the optimum storage medium for your collection.
Every toolkit should contain a decent
pair of loupes for examining your stones for inclusions and colour
A torch is very handy for those
fossickers who wish to examine their gemstone rough in the field.
Enterprises P/L 1131PF Battery Portable Fibre
supply their own design of 1133 PF portable, compact, light weight,
cool, D50 (daylight) fibre source using an electronic lamp powered
from a 9 Volt Nickel metal Halide (NmH) battery pack which is
recharged by a plug pack.
is supplied with
either a polymer fibre set of two 3mm and two 2mm fibres 30 Cm long
or a short large diameter fibre. Other fibres may be ordered to suit
The light source
case measure 140x65x40 mm and weigh 250gm, a High/off/low switch
controls battery power and the fibres fit the light source mounting
ferrule secured by a grub screw.
efficiency is a feature of these electronic lamps. The 1133PF
produces as much light from the fibres as a 12 Volt 50 watt halogen
lamp. White daylight lighting from these fibres surpasses ‘orangey’
halogen lamp illumination when observing diamond, emerald and
1133 PF lighting
can illuminate included fractures in large good quality
Central Queensland rough sapphire.
fibre optic with quad fibres
115 Halogen fibre optic.
Where mains power
is not available an economic fibre optic system is available for use
with a vehicle 12 Volt battery. The economy unit is designed for ‘Queensland
sapphire field’ operation either in the field or on 240V transformer
The light source is
designed as a basic and economic system with minimum facilities when
compared with commercial 240 Volt fibre optic systems.
A 12 Volt 50 watt
Dichroic halogen lamp provides enough light to penetrate large
(40mm) sapphire crystal. Lamp type is the EXN 12 V 50 Watt 36 degree
beam width halogen dichroic available from K Mart or $2 shops.
Multi path fibres
are supplied with the light source for use with small stone or
grouped together for observing larger darker stone. Fibres supplied
with are 2x3mm and 2x2mm 60Cm long.
The 50W light
source draws 4.2 amps, equivalent to one headlight operating from
either a battery or halogen light mains transformer. Vehicle 12 Volt
Battery should be regularly recharged.
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