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Ruby or garnet?

jezbelle

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jan 22, 2016
Messages
4
Hey all- this is a repost from the general forum section. Was told you guys might be able to help me.

I'm having a little trouble identifying my gemstone. Do you guys think this is a ruby or garnet? And if it's a ruby, does it look glass filled? Thanks for your help :)


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lmcriss

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 29, 2016
Messages
159
It's difficult to tell from the pictures. Maybe try taking it to a local reputable jeweler to have a look? They might be able to give you a little bit more insight.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,367
Although we will never know without being able to analyze the stone in hand, there are some clues that we might be able to guess at.

1. Size of the stone - a smaller stone is more likely to be ruby, a larger stone is more likely to be garnet or synthetic ruby
2. Metal type of setting - it is more likely that a ruby will be set in higher karat gold.
3. Inclusions -rubies are typically not loupe clean.

The above are just possibilities. It is best to have a skilled gemmologist take a look at it in person.
 

moneymeister

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
1,379
I am often running into the store of our local gemologist/rock nerd and she will usually spend a minute and tell me what I have. She never charges for her time (I think she should, honestly). Asking a gemologist for a quick look-see (not a written appraisal) should not run too much money.
 
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