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Gemvue Portable Refractometer with External Light Source and Ri Fluid.

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Gemvue Portable Refractometer With External Light Source And Ri Fluid. The Refractometer Is A Must Have Identification Tool For Any Gemstone Enthusiast. Bottle Of Fluid Is 2ml.

gemvue Portable Refractometer With External Light Source And Ri Fluid. The Refractometer Is A Must Have Identification Tool For Any Gemstone Enthusiast. This Model Comes Complete With A Slim Incandescent Flash Light, 2 Oz Bottle Of Ri Fluid, And Aluminum Carrying Case. The Refractometer Features A Black Matte Finish, 15mm Eyepiece With Polarizing Filter, And Easy To Read Scale That Measures Up To 1.81 Ri. The Aluminum Carrying Case Offers Great Protection While Transporting Or Storing. The Refractometer Measures 4.5 Inches Long, 1.25 Inches Wide By 2.25 Inches Tall. The Carrying Case Measures 7.5 Inches Long By 2.75 Inches Wide By 4.5 Inches Tall. The Slim Flashlight Requires 2 Aaa Batteries (Not Included).
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Gemvue Portable Refractometer With External Light Source And Ri Fluid. is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Hobbyist I appreciate the convenience of receiving the RI fluid with the refractometer and the fact this is for use with external light source. It is a good piece of equipment for the hobbyist and beginning student due to its modest price when compared to other more professional models. One disadvantage is this unit does not have a removable polarizing filter. Otherwise a good item. I was lucky enough to get this on special at an even lower selling price. Recommend for the hobbyist and for the beginning student as an entry into utilizing the refractometer in gem identification.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So disappointed I read the other reviews before my purchase but gave JTV the benefit of the doubt. Ss with others the flashlight batteries were dead. The bulb was burnt out and the RI fluid was over half empty. Contacted customer service by email they promptly replied and ask that I return the unit so they can rectify the issues. Very pleased with customer service. I will return it in hopes the replacement will be better.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice instrument but with shortcomings.... After seeing Scott and Mandy indicate this was the new and improved version of this item I decided to get it despite the reviews previously posted saying the light source was terrible. The refractometer looks and works very nice and after only a few tries I was able to identify several stones I had, but after the 6th stone the first lamp (incandesecent) blew in the light. They did ship 3 bulbs, but if this is only going to last for that amount a new light source is needed. I would have gladly payed a few dollars more for a better light. And the bottle test fluid sound like a bottle of rocks and is a gooey brown color. I doubt there is 2ml of useful liquid. Would love to keep it but having 2 of the 3 items needing to be replaced might be just too much trouble.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your money This is not for beginners. I just wanted a simple way of identifying ALL gems. Not what I expected. Sorry.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Undecided Having trouble reading the gems. Light works fine (extra bulbs were included). The bottle of fluid, however, was problematic. The RI fluid had leaked out thru the wrapping and inside and out the fluid was partially crystallized. Maybe it has gone "bad"? Perhaps this is why I can't make a definitive reading...? So I may still send it back, but maybe I will keep it. :-)
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Refractometer Well, I am still trying to figure out how to use it!! It would have been very helpful if JTV had included a brief video inside the package and a larger list of the gemstones than what was provided. I will look on your website to see it there is a video posted and also a more in-depth gemstone list. When I purchased the item, it was late at night and although Scott devoted a few minutes to demonstrate, I do not remember much. Until I do figure out how to use this tool, I really am unable to give a review. Cindie Beauchamp
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really JTV!? The light keeps blowing out and you can't just replace it. Sent the kit back to get repaired and when I received the replacement it also blew. I went and bought a different light source and now my stick for the RI fluid came detached from the cap. Making a call today to see what can be done. I'm sure that it's fun if it would all just work,
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from dissappointed Like everyone else I have boocoodles of parcels of stones I couldn't wait to identify, but like so many of the previous reviewers, the bulb immediately blew, I substituted another light source, it was OK, I found it needed to be a good sized stone to get an accurate reading on. I am a bixbite fan and most of my stones are very small and I couldn't get a reading to see if what I had bought (other vender) was actually what it was supposed to be. It was frustrating and disappointing to use. I will study some tutorials I found on line and if I can actually get some use of it I may keep it.
Date published: 2015-02-09
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