Synthetic: Hydrothermal

Identification Tools Required: Magnification  

How to Identify: 

Primary Test: Magnification should be all you need on the hydrothermal aquamarines, and all beryls for that matter. The cellular growth pattern is unlike anything that you will see in natural aquamarines. While this only applies to the current flux melt production method, this has still been found to be a very reliable test for a hydrothermal aquamarine.

Secondary Tests: None needed

Repair and Setting: Based on this being a true synthetic aquamarine no special care is required other than would be used with a natural aquamarine. Not recommended for heating, but cleaning in ultrasonic should not be a problem.

 Back to Created and Treated GemstonesPage

Back to Home Page

© 2014 and Robert James FGA, GG. All Rights Reserved. Free download for personal study and reference. No part of this website may be copied, duplicated, distributed or posted to another website without the expressed written consent of the copyright holder.