Cool Photomicrographs

This photo gallery is a compilation of many years taking photomicrograph images of cool inclusions inside of diamonds and gemstones.  These inclusions are not just inclusions or “flaws” they are the natural fingerprints that identify the stones.

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Stealth Crystal
Stealth Crystal
Diamond crystal within a diamond, the F-117 mother ship.
Rare Red
Rare Red
Red crystal inside of a diamond, could be another diamond or a garnet
Dodecahedron
Dodecahedron
A twelve-sided diamond crystal inclusion inside another diamond
The Eagle has Landed
The Eagle has Landed
Cloud and wisp inclusion inside a diamond
MC Hammer
MC Hammer
Crystal inclusion inside a diamond
Hummingbird
Hummingbird
Crystal and feather inclusion inside a diamond
Pre-historic fish
Pre-historic fish
Feather inclusion along with a reflection of a laser inscription.
Butterfly and Flower
Butterfly and Flower
Cloud and feather inclusion with light reflection
Mountains of Naturals
Mountains of Naturals
Trigon naturals on the pavilion of a diamond. Trigons are growth patterns that prove the stone is natural, not synthetic.
Horsetail
Horsetail
Actinolite inclusions inside the rare, Demantoid garnet.
Crystal halos
Crystal halos
Evidence of heat treatment in sapphire
Cowboy boot
Cowboy boot
Black included crystal inside a diamond Yeeehaw!
Maryland Crab
Maryland Crab
Feather formation inside a diamond
Needle inclusion in quartz
Needle inclusion in quartz
Side view of a single, but reflecting needle inside a faceted quartz stone
Inclusion as Art
Inclusion as Art
Top view of the previous needle inclusion. This cutter really knew his way around an inclusion!
Hands of God
Hands of God
Feathers side by side that look like the Hands of God
Octahedral close
Octahedral close
Octahedra crystal inside of a diamond. What a well-formed diamond crystal looks like before cutting and polishing.
Polar Bear
Polar Bear
Polar bear inside of a diamond, maybe from Canada!
Rainbow strain close
Rainbow strain close
Peacock strain in a diamond feather inclusion
Saturn
Saturn
Saturn inclusion inside of a diamond
Swordfish
Swordfish
Swordfish feather inside of a diamond
Bee
Bee
Bee(turn your head and use your imagination)
Stealth arrow
Stealth arrow
Stealth arrow pointing the way to your heart
fluorescence
fluorescence
Diamonds fluorescing under long wave, ultraviolet light. Great fun in a night club!
Perfect Octahedra with strain
Perfect Octahedra with strain
Perfect octahedra
Perfect octahedra
Crystal reflecting
Crystal reflecting

We hope you have enjoyed the show and have a new appreciation for the wild and wacky, inside world of inclusions.

Yantz Bradbury Associates
P.O. Box 10123 –  Rockville, Maryland – 20850  
Office: (301) 335-6687

Serving MD, VA and DC Metro Area

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