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R.I. liquids


#1

Where can I buy methylene iodide and other liquids for gem testing? No one seems to have them, and the places that do will not sell to a residential address. Also, when using clove oil, anise oil, or cinnamon oil, is it the oil used in baking, or essential oil?


#2

http://www.gemstonepress.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=e83938ca6088a7ff04d6544315bb7af5&Screen=PROD&Store_Code=GP&Product_Code=RIL&Category_Code=GII

This is a good site and will send to your home address. Antoinette Maitlins owns this company, she is a well known gemologist.

john


#3

If you are going to pursue using the herbal oils, use the essential oils, purchase from a reputable vendor, and be sure you purchase food safe if possible, because they will be the purest. I guess, ideally, pharmaceutically pure is better, but I’m not sure if it’s available OTC.