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Birth Stone Micrographs Collection

Birth Stone Micrographs Collection

The Birthstone collection is built around a series of photomicrographs
(photographs taken with a microscope) of mineral thin sections that contain
the selected gems. In some instances (the diamond images) we
photographed the surface of impure and uncut stones, while in others
crystallites formed from dissolved minerals (the pearl images) were imaged
and recorded in the microscope. Many of the images in this collection were
made from crude specimens and we are in search of better specimens to
photograph. If you have such samples and would like to see them
photographed, please use the link below to e-mail us.


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