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Our Equipment

We have a good solid lab here for testing and Identification purposes as well as cutting and polishing here and have spent quite a bit of money just on the Lab equipment (not including gemstone samples and education costs) so we can properly identify Gemstones, gemstone treatments, simulants, and synthetics.

•Custom Ocean Optics S2000 USB UV-VIS 200-850nm Spectrophotometer & Databases x2
•SpectraSuite Software for the Spectrometer which includes color grading capabilities
•High End 3.5-95x Magnification w/ customized 50w Darkfield Illumination
•Leica Wild M420 Photomakroscop, 1:5 APO objective, 1.25x Photo port, CCD Camera, 6x6" XY Base, 3.5x-128x magnifications (one of best microscopes made)
•Meiji Techno 40-1000x microscope + camera port & adapter
•Specialized digital SLR, Sigma SD14, using the FoveonX3 sensor (the only sensor capable of reproducing completely accurate colors) with Solux Lighting
•Too much to mention in the line of specialized photographic equipment for Macroscopy and Microscopy.
•2x 150w Quartz Halogen Fiber Optic Light Sources with dual flexible pipe fibers
•2x CMOS cameras for the microscopes
•Special camera attachments for the microscopes for differing cameras
•Diffraction Grating Spectrometer
•OPL Diffraction Grating Teaching Spectroscope with Stand
•Polariscope
•Dichroscope
•Refractometer
•Immersion Cell & Varying Immersion Liquids
•Reflectivity Meter
•Darkfield Loupe
•2x Measuring Loupes
•10x Hastings GemOro Loupe
•10x BeLOMO Loupe (simply amazing loupe)
•Chelsea Filter, and various other gemstone ID filters
•Hydrostatic Specific Gravity Unit
•Special Scales for the Industry(4-5 specialized ones)
•Flat Lap 6"
•Custom Opal Cutting Machine 4" Lap
•6" trim saw
•Dual 8" Wheel Grinder/Polisher
•10" Slab Saw
•10" Highland Park Self Feeding Slab Saw
•12" Slab Saw
•Diamond Pacific Genie
•15" Lortone FL-15 Vibrating Lap
•Poly-Metric, Inc. Scintillator 88 8" Faceting Machine
•Poly-Metric, Inc. OMF for concave faceting
•We use 8" Batt, Darkside, DarkWing, Cab, Star, and Corian Laps
•We use Voodoo Polish in 2K, 3K, 14K, and 50K grits
•We use BattSticks in Cerium Oxide & Aluminum Oxide as well as ZAM & M-5 for polishes
•Graves Spool Polisher
•Highland Park 10" saw, 8" two wheel + Polisher Lapidary Unit
•Rotary Tool
•As well as lots of different specialized light sources, including but not limited to full spectrum, lasers, UV, SWUV, LWUV, MWUV, etc.