I am still very much a novice but I took some photos of inclusions from one of my pink sapphires and was wondering if anyone knew what they were and if they are natural inclusions. Many of these photos are taken at 90x. I apologize if the pictures are a bit out of focus, I’m still learning how to manually focus the microscope.
I just noticed the circular pattern in the background… I think this is from the pavilion and it’s the lighting either from the side or bottom… or are those curved growth rings? They may also be artifacting from downscaling the image from 18mb to 81kb. I’m not sure what the maximum file size for this post is as I kept on getting error messages saying my images were too large to post.
I think they are natural inclusions because I could not find curved growth lines/striae.
Thanks for the help.