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Old 07-21-2021, 05:46 PM
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HA HA....KT knew, but just wanted to confirm what He was about to say before saying it! It can be easy to open your mouth and prove you know nothing!

In the instance of zircons being fluorescent, it apparently has to do with the structure, it is inherent, not due to trace elements, etc. Just like rubies, both natural and synthetic rubies are fluorescent, due to trace amounts of Cr+3...to be a ruby it has to be present! But some colored CZs are fluorescent, due to whatever they put in them to color them...that is called doping in the trade...so whatever element is added or doped to the CZ to give it color may also cause fluorescence.

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