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Philv

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Any opinions on if this is costume or real? It has been in the family (Britain) for over 110 years. All opinions are welcome ... thanks
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boerumbiddy

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I am guessing paste, but could easily be wrong. A jeweler could probably tell right away, though not diagnose any treatments.
 

minousbijoux

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It is not really possible to tell from photographs with any certainty and as Boerumbiddy said, it will be a good idea to have a gemologist take a look at it. The stone does look sufficiently included so that someone could take a look and give you an opinion.

ETA: I hope you wear it and enjoy it!
 

DDOC

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It looks to be an early paste piece, but with those photo's and that much facet wear to the crown it is near impossible to tell.
A competent jeweller should be able to tell at a glance if viewed in person.
 
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