- Tests for diamond and Moissanite and ruby/sapphire.
- The top of the tester lights up, so there are no words to read, no scale of LED lights, and each result has a characteristic bleep, so you don't even have to look at the lights. Can be used right-handed or left-handed.
- To see an article all about diamond testing click here.
- Guarantee, 1 year.
Switch on, wait for it to warm up. The entire top lights up, a different colour for each of: Metal Alert (i.e. you missed the stone and touched the setting), Diamond, Moissanite, Sapphire/Ruby.
Dimensions: 6¼"X1½"X¾" 155X38X20mm
Tip: can test stones down to 0.02ct (2pt) in size.
Operating temperature: recommended between 18 and 27 degrees C (64 to 81 degrees F). Though tests show it works fine down to 15 degrees C. (59 degrees F).
Warm-up time when switched on: 20 to 30 seconds
Testing: result in 1 or 2 seconds
Warm-up time between tests: 2 or 3 seconds
There's a switch to operate both the tester and the UV light at the same time. A UV light gives more reliable results on Moissanite.
One PP3 battery (supplied).
Optional 9 volt power supply (mains adaptor)
Battery life: don't know, a few thousand tests?
Low-battery indicator: none, when it fails to warm up, it needs a new battery
Auto-shut-off: yes, it bleeps then turns itself off if not used for five minutes.
ACCESSORIES / PRESENTATION
- fitted case
- carrying strap
- polishing cloth (to remove any surface grease-free before testing)
- unique system for recording the readings (no app. required): a note pad
For testing diamonds and Moissanite, I haven't tested thousands of stones but I estimate that you would get the correct result over 95% of the time.
For testing ruby and sapphire, if it reads ruby/sapphire there's a pretty good chance it's ruby or sapphire. However, the readings for ruby/sapphire overlap with other stones (see my chart) - a lot of chrysoberyl and topaz will give the same reading as ruby/sapphire, as will some spinel. Any large very cold stone will also read ruby/sapphire (so please check that stones are at room temperature when tested).
Developed a fault in the guarantee period (1 year): 2%
All equipment and materials must be used in conjunction with the user's skill, knowledge and experience. Under no circumstances shall QUICKTEST be liable for direct or indirect loss sustained in connection with any item. It is your responsibility to regularly check equipment against known samples, to ensure that it is working correctly.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
This shows on & uv on the same aide but the exterior on gemtrue shows them on separate sides? Are they the same?..
The version shown on the Gemtrue web site can only (as you have noticed) be switched to ON or UV. This is the version you get when you buy from other suppliers.
To work properly on Moissasnite you must test the stone while the UV light is shining on the stone.
We we have therefore had this made expecially for us, with the electronics re-wired so that you can use the tester with the UV light shining.
The only reason they enable you to turn the UV light off at all - is that it saves battery power.