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art deco yellow sapphire solitaire?

sebastianblue72

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i bought this ring online from an antique shop in ohio. it was listed as simply beautiful yellow stone 10k gold ring. i have looked at the stone with a loop and i do see some inclusions. a finger print, there is a spot tht is cloudlike. i am hoping it is a yellow sapphire, and really hoping for untreated. any thoughts, comments appreciated :) ** also the stone appears to be ceylon cut** 20200719_224600.jpg
 

stracci2000

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A pretty ring! The style makes me think 1940's.
I suspect it is citrine, because of the 10k setting.
A big yellow sapphire would be set into higher karat gold, like 14k,18k or platinum, and would probably have diamonds in the setting, too.
 
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sebastianblue72

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thank you! i was wondering, Citrine, Heliodor maybe. i havent often seen pale yellow citrine, most i have seen are orange or golden in color.
 

Bron357

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Lovely ring.
There are a couple of gemstones that are coloured yellow including Citrine which is a form of quartz as well as laboratory grown gems.
It can be very difficult to identify between a natural sapphire and a lab grown sapphire. This is why it’s often necessary to get a lab report to be sure.
While it’s possible for the gem to be a natural sapphire, given that the setting is 10k it’s more likely to be either a Citrine or lab grown gem.
Most stores do do some level of testing and will send gems they believe natural out for a lab report or assessment as they can ask more money then.
 

sebastianblue72

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thank you, i just love the look of the ring and the stone to be honest. i will probably at some point have it looked at. i would prefer it to be a natural stone obviously.
 

sebastianblue72

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Lovely ring.
There are a couple of gemstones that are coloured yellow including Citrine which is a form of quartz as well as laboratory grown gems.
It can be very difficult to identify between a natural sapphire and a lab grown sapphire. This is why it’s often necessary to get a lab report to be sure.
While it’s possible for the gem to be a natural sapphire, given that the setting is 10k it’s more likely to be either a Citrine or lab grown gem.
Most stores do do some level of testing and will send gems they believe natural out for a lab report or assessment as they can ask more money then.
do lab created gemstones have inclusions?
 

sebastianblue72

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2 other things with my handheld black light it glows a faint pink/orange. and when i use the cheap diamond tester on it, on setting 2 it lights up 5 more squares. not sure what either mean
 

kgizo

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I would’ve guessed later than 1940’s, but Stracci is much more knowledgeable than me so I will defer to her estimate.
 

stracci2000

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I would’ve guessed later than 1940’s, but Stracci is much more knowledgeable than me so I will defer to her estimate.
Hah! You give me way too much credit!! But thanks for your vote of confidence!
I think it has a 40s vibe, like these rings below. I might be wrong. Could be anywhere from 1930s-1950s.
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sebastianblue72

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from what i have read lab stones because of the controlled environment wont have the inclusions a natural stone often does. so idk if i would say that they often do, id go with they sometimes do. either way i like the ring for its look. if its a natural stone, bonus. if not i didnt spend a fortune so im all good with it.
 

lyra

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Lab stones can have their own types of inclusions that help identify them. Take it to an independent appraiser to find out what you have.
 
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