Item Description: RGM-700 Portable Gemological Refractometer w/ a 3.6ml Vial of 1.800 RI Fluid and Gem Refractive Index Chart with over 125 Gemstones listed for quick reference
Range: 1.30-1.81 Refractive Index (RI)
Resolution: +/- 0.01 RI
Accuracy: +/- 0.01 RI
Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2.5"
Weight: 400 Grams
Sturdy, Portable Design made of die cast aluminum, not plastic like the GIA ones
Perfect for the GIA Student, Hobbyist AND Professional!
This item is an exceptional Value!
Quality Unit, Right RI Fluid and a Gemstone Refractive Index Chart!
BRAND NEW RGM-700 Portable Gemological Refractometer in a Black Vinyl Zipper Case in a sturdy hardcase. This handy little piece of equipment tests a gemstone's ability to slow down or bend light. The amount of slowing down it does to a beam of light is called the refractive index.
THIS UNIT WILL HELP YOU DETERMINE WHICH GEMS ARE REAL AND WHICH ONES ARE FAKES!
THIS UNIT HAS IT'S OWN INTERNAL LIGHT SOURCE! NO FLASHLIGHT!
This unit is helpful in Testing for Cabochons, as well as, testing for Double Refraction! How does it work?: The refractometer works by the use of a glass hemicylinder inside that has a flat surface extending into the body of the refractometer. When light is introduced into the back of the unit, it travel through the glass hemicylinder and up to the gemstone, where the stone is in optical contact with the glass by use of a refractive index liquid. This liquid keeps air from between the stone and the glass hemicylinder and allows light to travel at the same speed through the glass, gets refracted by the gemstone, and then back through the glass hemicylinder to the viewing lens. The amount of slowing down or bending of the light that the gemstone does to the light beam, causes a light and dark area joined by a thin green line. This green line is the refractive index reading of the gemstone.
This type of unitsells for $595.00 and up at most retailers. Get yours today at Wholesale prices!
* Black Vinyl Softcase
* Polarizing Filter
* Monochromatic Light Filter
* Internal light - Standard wavelength 589nm - runs off 1.5 volt button cell batteries (included)
* Small Vial of AMERICAN MADE 1.800 Refractive Index Oil (Gem Refractometers, like the other Gem units on eCRATER, only come with 1.725RI Fluid - A HUGE GAP THAT RENDERS YOUR RESULTS FLAWED!). Being "American Made" 1.800 RI Fluid, you know that it is safe! ASK for a MSDS! The other guys won't know what a MSDS is!