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Glass Filled ruby?

tiffy

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Will lemon juice and vinegar always damage a glass filled ruby?

A couple of weeks ago I bought a beautiful red stone that I hope is a ruby. It was such a good deal that I'm worried it might be glass filled. I applied lemon juice to it for five days and then gently heated it. It's still beautiful. I then submerged it in white vinegar for three days. It's still untouched. Does this mean that it's not glass filled?
 

chrono

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Maybe it's not a ruby?
 

tiffy

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I'm totally open to the idea that it might not be a ruby. And I don't really care if it isn't, because it makes my heart sing no matter what it is. Except glass filled ruby - if it is, it's going in the fish tank. I just wish someone could tell me if vinegar always damages glass filled rubies.
 

chrono

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It depends on the strength of the acid used. The reason a lead glass ruby is "discovered" by the bench is because the torch used is hotter than anything a consumer would use normally at home. The acid bath jewellers use is also much stronger since its purpose is to remove solder flux and other coating added before repair work.
 
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