- May 28, 2017
Wow. That is beautiful! The blue is perfect!
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Thank you so much for your reply. The stone measures 12 x 8. It was sold as a spinel - but actually didn't specify whether synthetic or not. So, very likely it is synthetic.
It’s very beautiful.
Don’t be disheartened by it being synthetic, back in the day synthetics were highly desirable and not cheap at all. They loved the pure tones and clarity and chose them over natural gems. I’ve seen plenty of very expensive Art Deco pieces, big diamonds set in platinum pieces that contain synthetic sapphire / Spinel.
Thank you for this information! When I searched online for similar looking rings, the color looks like what I have been seeing in synthetic sapphire. ( but I am a novice to gemstones- natural or synthetic)It looks like a synthetic sapphire or spinel. Synthetic man made spinels test the same as real spinels on things like Presidium gem testers. In the olden days good quality man made synthetic rubies and sapphires and spinels often sold for more than real gemstones because it was difficult to produce the man made material, and it was marketed as new technology to create them..... It is a beautiful ring, enjoy it.
Thank you for the helpful advice- I will be sure to do that!Thank you for sharing! Be sure when the ring is resized to ask the jeweler if he/she can check the prongs on all the diamonds and to tighten if needed. Also be sure the jeweler uses the same color of 14k gold as some do not match the gold content..and be sure no seams when you receive it for inspection. Be sure to take a video/ pictures prior to getting resized Just in case something goes awry at the jewelers!
So lovely and be sure to post once it’s on your hand!
I asked the seller of my ring if the spinel was synthetic - I let them know beforehand that I loved the ring, and was happy with it no matter what the stone was.
The seller is an appraiser of fine art, fine jewelry, antiques and collectibles. They said it tested as a natural spinel.
I am guessing that maybe a synthetic could test as a natural?
Just for my curiosity, I took the ring to an estate jeweler. The owner gave his opinion on the ring. He said it is all original and dates to turn of the twentieth century. He believes that it is a synthetic spinel. He asked what I paid, and said that if he purchased at wholesale, it would have been three times what I spent- so, of course, I was happy to hear that.It doesn't matter if your stone is synthetic or natural as long as you have paid an appropriate price for it. Synthetic stones have exactly the same properties as their natural counterparts.