A detailed guide which will teach you how to tell an authentic moldavite from an imitation even if you have only a photo of the stone. It is a detailed guide both for laymen and professional gemologists.
In this book you will learn how to recognize natural raw and cut moldavites, moldavites from Besednice, rare forms and even how to verify the authenticity of a gem in jewelry. This book contains a large number of quality photographs.
What to generally look out for
What you will need
How to recognize a real cut moldavite
How to recognize an authentic raw moldavite
A moldavite from the locality of Besednice - how to recognize a real “hedgehog” from a fake one.
How to recognize hand-made glyptic sculpture in natural moldavite
How to recognize an authentic tumbled moldavite
How to recognize authentic moldavites if they are completely broken
How to recognize authentic moldavite dust
How to recognize an authentic two-coloured moldavite
How to recognize a fake and an authentic moldavite in jewellery
A gemologic test of authenticity of moldavites
Appendix A. Gemological laboratories
Appendix B. Chemical composition of moldavites