- Aug 26, 2009
I think the bulk of the value of the ring is in the metal. It's probably a very light lemon quartz (citrine) or some glass (especially if it has lots of chips along the facet edges). It's RI and waxy luster are not like that of a chrysoberyl, and chrysoberyls are rarely are ever that large. Enjoy it for what it is, you got a great buy!!missmarie253|1305047957|2917485 said:Thank you so much for the replies. I'm an antique dealer and collect antique jewelry. Thrift stores, auctions, and estate sales are where I end up accumulating the bulk of my collection. Some of my most collectible pieces have come from thrifts, though the 'good stuff' is becoming increasingly difficult to find.
The stone is a canary yellow. Almost a champagne but more yellow. The photo makes it look a little more orange than it really is. I'm not a rock hound, so the slight color variations among minerals are probably more apparent to you than me lol.
A little lighter than this.
It could be a synthetic stone too, which is sometimes harder than quartz or glass, but I doubt it, unless it's just really dirty, because the luster is kind of waxy looking.missmarie253|1305048771|2917498 said:Except this doesn't have a single chip and feels cold to the cheek unlike glass
LD, where would you move from yellow quartz to citrine? I've always called all purple quartz 'amethyst' (including Rose de France) and all shades of yellow and orange 'citrine'...LovingDiamonds|1305061074|2917709 said:I would say it's a lemon quartz. I'd bet good money (like Pandora) that this isn't a Chrysoberyl. I'd also rule out Citrine because it just looks too much like the lemon quartz sold on TV jewellery channels.
A great find for the money and a brilliant cocktail ring.