Choudhary G. (2015) Fracture-filled Synthetic Emerald, with Quartz Inclusions. The Journal of Gemmology, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp 483-484

A synthetic emerald was seen, which was unusual for two aspects – one, the fractures were filled with a resin, and two, it contained some crystalline inclusions, which were identified as quartz. These quartz crystals were present as ‘head’ of the spicules, and as well as isolated clusters. Confirmation of synthetic nature of emerald was made through other inclusions along with infra-red spectra, while that of quartz by Raman spectroscopy. This was the first time that the inclusions of quartz were reported in an emerald of synthetic origin.