You are looking at second hand testers. We do also sell this model new, £195.00, click here to see.
We sold 20 of these to a chain of shops who were starting to buy gold. Less than a year later they stopped buying gold and sold the testers back to us.
GRADE 1, £145.00 looks like new, some of them may have been used a few times, I suspect most of them have never been used at all. Original case missing but we will find you a pouch. Original instructions. Battery included. Full support given, if you have a problem, give us a call. Guarantee 6 months.
GRADE 2, £95.00 have signs of wear (scuffs, scratches). Although they are obviously little-used, they have been used. No case, no pouch, no battery, photocopied instructions. No support given. Guarantee 3 months.
- 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, once the guarantee has run out, no repairs possible, no support available.
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.
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.
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).
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Hi are the grade 2 second hand ones checked and verified as fully working?
Yes, all checked and verified as fully working, same as Grade 1.
The only difference is that Grade 2 testers look used, have no case, and only have a three month guarantee. This means if you have a problem after 3 months our only comment will be: you paid £95.00 instead of £195.00, please put it in the bin and buy a new one. This said, we do check every one carefully before dispatch to verify that it is fully working.