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Is this shade of topaz expensive?

Newb2U

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I'm quite pleased finding out it's actually a valuable stone,I figured with how dark it is
 

chrono

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Hold on, you purchased from a vendor but you don't know what you bought? Or that you bought something that was advertised as topaz but turned out to be spessartite? Sorry but I'm confused.

I am sorry to say a spessartite with that colouration is very inexpensive. The valuable ones are super bright pure orange.
 

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Hold on, you purchased from a vendor but you don't know what you bought? Or that you bought something that was advertised as topaz but turned out to be spessartite? Sorry but I'm confused.

I am sorry to say a spessartite with that colouration is very inexpensive. The valuable ones are super bright pure orange.

It being a spess doen't make it more valuable. Spess garnet that color is extremely cheap.
 

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In your other post about this ring you described it as “Orange champagne topaz.”
Here you’ve described it as orange, “brownish gold imperial,” and now red. I’d advise you to stop worrying about color and value—I’m guessing you paid less than a hundred dollars for it, and to have a piece of jewelry one wears and loves for so little money is what makes it a good deal. Wear it and have fun!

Sorry,and valid point,I just find myself looking at it like a truly distinctive jewel ,found out it's actually a spesartite garnet,very pleased.And I do love it as much as one could love a piece of jewelry,here it is in sunlight.
 

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Hold on, you purchased from a vendor but you don't know what you bought? Or that you bought something that was advertised as topaz but turned out to be spessartite? Sorry but I'm confused.

I am sorry to say a spessartite with that colouration is very inexpensive. The valuable ones are super bright pure orange.

I got it from an antique dealer,for 89 dollars,he did not know what he had,I'd never have the money to buy one like this but the gods are good to me this day
 

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I got it from an antique dealer,for 89 dollars,he did not know what he had,I'd never have the money to buy one like this but the gods are good to me this day

Didn't even know what stone it could be.
 

chrono

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If it is antique, I don't think it is spessartie because the facet junctions will not hold up that well. I would expect to see some wear and tear but the condition looks too good.

The colouration reminds me more of almadine garnet. It was more popular long ago.
 

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I got it from an antique dealer,for 89 dollars,he did not know what he had,I'd never have the money to buy one like this but the gods are good to me this day

If it is antique, I don't think it is spessartie because the facet junctions will not hold up that well. I would expect to see some wear and tear but the condition looks too good.

It's early 2000's
 

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It’s worth less than you paid for it, but if you love it that makes it worth it.

Very right,it's a museum piece to me,the guy I was talking to,older gentleman,said it was pleasing to the eye and that I did good,I think so too☺️I just like the spiritual side of gems
 
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Just FYI, a good rule of thumb would be to pay no more than $50 for a sterling ring at antique store, thrift store, yard sale, etc. Sorry the seller took advantage of you.
 

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Just FYI, a good rule of thumb would be to pay no more than $50 for a sterling ring at antique store, thrift store, yard sale, etc. Sorry the seller took advantage of you.

Ya,he didn't tell me one of the rings I bought was cz I like the light of it but still bummed,paid only 30 for that one.
 

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If it is antique, I don't think it is spessartie because the facet junctions will not hold up that well. I would expect to see some wear and tear but the condition looks too good.

The colouration reminds me more of almadine garnet. It was more popular long ago.

Interesting
 

Newb2U

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It’s worth less than you paid for it, but if you love it that makes it worth it.

A quote.."sometimes almost black. Bright orange specimen, however, are the most highly prized. These orange colored stones are pure, while other colored stones have iron content, which changes the orange to a darker color. Faceted gemstones bring out the best color."
 

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A quote.."sometimes almost black. Bright orange specimen, however, are the most highly prized. These orange colored stones are pure, while other colored stones have iron content, which changes the orange to a darker color. Faceted gemstones bring out the best color."

Your stone is not "bright orange", sorry!

Yes to faceted gemstones bring out the best colour, however, there are different grades of cutting, and yours fall way short of being the best cut!

I cannot give false praises even if your stone turns out to be worth $$$ (and I seriously doubt if it does).

Enjoy wearing your ring, whatever it is worth.

DK :roll2:
 

LD

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It seems to me that you want to be told you’ve bought a very expensive gemstone for next to nothing. Do you know how many similar threads there are posted by people who know nothing about gemstones?

So here you go ….. you’ve bought an orange diamond that will make you a millionaire.
 

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It seems to me that you want to be told you’ve bought a very expensive gemstone for next to nothing. Do you know how many similar threads there are posted by people who know nothing about gemstones?

So here you go ….. you’ve bought an orange diamond that will make you a millionaire.

I'm the duke of Cambridge of course I'm a mill-i-anaiiire
 

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This is the stone in low natural light,so what do you guys think,final verdict,is it topaz or garnet.
I think it's topaz because of how hard it is,and ice polished it many times and the facets stayed sharp
 
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