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Is this Goshenite?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by carl c, May 17, 2019 at 5:39 PM.

  1. carl c
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    by carl c » May 17, 2019 at 5:39 PM
    I am trying to buy raw Goshenite, regardless of clarity for various reasons, but I wanted to make sure I was not getting scammed by these ebay sellers. I do not have a trained eye and the prices vary widly. If in doubt i guess i could buy cuts from ajs gems since they seem to have a positive community response here for the most part.

    The links below show the variation in quality and price, I just want to be sure i am getting the real deal and this forum I think is the best shot I have.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/122-50ct-B...te-Beryl-Crystal-Specimen-24-50g/401071856266

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/450-00ct-o...ugh-Raw-Goshenite-Beryl-Specimen/400317556223

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Terminated...cimen-beryl-from-Skardu-Pakistan/312208480006

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gemmy-Goshenite-Darra-I-Pech-Nangarhar-Province-Afghanistan/252836454007

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Goshenite-...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Stock-...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
     
    


    


  2. FlashyFlamingo
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    by FlashyFlamingo » May 17, 2019 at 9:48 PM
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    Goshenite is a very inexpensive stone. If you aren’t worried about clarity, I’d just buy whatever is cheapest. Mastercut Gems, which is a recommended vendor, has a very light morganite/ goshenite available. Depending on what you’re planning on using it for, it might make sense to buy one that’s already cut.
     
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  3. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » May 18, 2019 at 9:33 AM
    The last two of your links have sold...hope it was you!!
    Anyway, I found this from Structure Minerals. I've bought quite a bit from them, always happy with the results.
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    Goshenite crystals in matrix. Pretty!
     
  4. carl c
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    by carl c » May 18, 2019 at 12:49 PM
    I did buy those last 2! Does that look like legit goeshinite in the 2 i bought? I am not trained enough to tell if its fake or not yet.
     
    


    


  5. Nick_G
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    by Nick_G » May 18, 2019 at 1:22 PM
    The last one definitely looks like goshenite. It often forms tabular crystals as opposed to the more usual prismatic form of beryl.

    The other one quite possibly, but it's been so etched that the crystal form is no longer discernible.
     
  6. carl c
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    by carl c » May 18, 2019 at 1:42 PM
    Since you mentioned the tabular formations, I have also found this one

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/401071856266?ul_noapp=true

    It looks similar to the other one I purchased, but this one is larger. I also have another problem.

    I saw some stuff on AJS gems website, and now I feel myself longing for one of their citines! A bit off topic, but they also have beautiful goeshinite as well.

    https://www.ajsgem.com/citrine-21.93-carats.html

    https://www.ajsgem.com/goshenite-beryl-10.60-carats.html
     

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