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Can it be true paraiba?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by oksana, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. oksana
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    by oksana » Mar 13, 2018
    paraiba 1.jpg paraiba111.jpg Good afternoon,
    Please ,can you comment on these pictures of Paraiba .It is 100 ct.Seller advertised it as a ,,natural Paraiba Tourmaline,, which I find very difficult to believe.Price for this ring is ridiculously small. paraiba333.jpg paraiba444.jpg paraiba555.jpg
    I will appreciate your opinion.
     
  2. Nosean
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    by Nosean » Mar 13, 2018
    Glass, fluorite....
     
  3. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Mar 13, 2018
    Hardly, I can see a glass bubble near the bottom prong.
    There’s a 62 carat pariba for sale on eBay and it’s $4 million dollars!
    Coloured glass crystal, worth 50 cents (probably from India or China) and probably not even real silver.
     
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  4. oksana
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    by oksana » Mar 13, 2018
    Thank you
     
  5. Nosean
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    by Nosean » Mar 13, 2018
    No doubling of the pavillion facets - such a large tourmaline and you would see it clearly.
     
  6. T L
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    by T L » Mar 13, 2018
    They make paraiba colored topaz too now, and coated Quartz.
     
  7. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Mar 13, 2018
    That said, even as costume jewelry it’s pretty and if you love it and it’s cheap, why not.
     
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  8. oksana
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    by oksana » Mar 13, 2018
    No ,it is a very expensive for costume jewelry,but it is a very cheap for paraiba.I will stay away :))
     
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  9. LilAlex
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    by LilAlex » Mar 13, 2018
    Even the setting has no "depth" -- just thin base metal like it has been stamped and wrapped and not even cast (e.g., fourth photo). You just wouldn't do that with a $10K stone -- let alone a million-dolllar one.
     
  10. arglthesheep
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    by arglthesheep » Mar 14, 2018
    COuld also be Apatite, which comes also in these kind of colors...
    Which is far cheaper, but also not that often in this size.
    So I would tend to glass or fluorite...
     
  11. T L
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    by T L » Mar 16, 2018
    Highly unlikely to be apatite, but if it were, it would be an amazing specimen and valuable.

    Coated quartz, or coated fluorite, or irradiated/coated topaz, most likely.
     
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  12. Arcadian
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    by Arcadian » Mar 16, 2018
    I've seen some pretty massive windex blue apatite (talking 20+carat range) the price actually shocked me:eek2:

    To me, it looks like glass But I'm terrible at IDing a stone based on a picture:P2
     
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  13. oksana
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    by oksana » Mar 17, 2018
    Thank you very much for your opinion.I am totally agree with you.I am far from gems business but even I understood (with my minimal knowledge about gems) it cannot be true. I saw that stone on russian website like Etsy.From my point of view this seller is absolutely disgusting person and I am thinking about where can I report her.
    Unfortunately ,somebody (very inexperienced and naive person )bought it.She/he paid approximately 2000 dollars for that that glass.(for ordinary russian person it is a lots of money).
    Thank you very much again .
     
  14. Barrett
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    by Barrett » Mar 27, 2018
    That is for sure a paraiba tourmaline...WOW! You got a cool $30 million in your hand there. ;-):lol::naughty:
     
  15. Frost
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    by Frost » Mar 28, 2018
    Was just about to say it - it'd make a lottery win look tame by comparison. :lol:
     

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