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Large Mystery Stone?

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metro

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I was digging through my jewelry box last night and ran across the rock that I have forgotton about! I got this monster stone from my aunt about 20 years ago. I don''t know what it is, but I swear I remember her saying it was an aquamarine - though she could have only been refering to the color. I really don''t know. She has it in the funky setting and I took it out. I could be glass for all I know. It''s huge and very light clear blue, that''s about all I know.



How can I find out what it is and if it has any value? If it is an aquamarine, can it be recut? It''s like a pear shape now and I enormous!



Ideas? Suggestions?



I took this pics this morning and the lighting in the bedroom is terrible.



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metro

Brilliant_Rock
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Okay, I tried to fix the color but it still doesn''t look too good.

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C Smith

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No-one can tell you for sure just by looking at a picture. You will need a gemologist''s help. A look under a loupe may reveal whether it is glass. A refractometer and polariscope and/or dichroscope should be able to tell the rest of the story. Any gemstone can be recut as long as it has adequate structural integrity. Good luck!
 

metro

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Thanks for the info C Smith!

Can anyone recommend a registered gemologist in Houston, TX?
 

RockDoc

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Since you''re in Houston, I suggest you call Whiteflash and ask to speak with their staff gemologist. If he can''t do it for you there is someone else in the same building that does gem identifications and valuations.

They''re right in Houston where you are.

Rockdoc
 

metro

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YEAH! I got a super fast response from Bob at Whiteflash and he has referred me to Lastovica Appraisal, located in the same building.


Gonna see if I can get an appointment next week! I wonder how long it takes to tell what type of stone I have?? Gosh, I hope it''s not glass - how embarrassing!


 
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