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What is this stone?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by kah42, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. kah42
    Rough_Rock

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    by kah42 » Jun 17, 2019
    I received this ring, with a matching pendant, as a birthday gift from my fiance's parents. I know they belonged to his grandma, but we're not sure what kind of stone it is. It is a beautiful light purple stone that almost glows pink in certain lighting. It is translucent, but not as much as it appears in these pictures. I don't care about the quality, I love it, I'm just curious what the stone might be. Any ideas?
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  2. Mrs_Strizzle
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Jun 17, 2019
    I would guess spinel or sapphire. Could be synthetic of either of those too. A jeweler should be able to tell you relatively easy.

    What a sweet gift from your future in-laws:)
     
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  3. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Jun 17, 2019
    Could also be amethyst, which can be a light purple with pink flashes. One of my favorite gemstones actually.
     
  4. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Jun 17, 2019
    My first guess synthetic spinel, second guess maybe an Amethyst.
     
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  5. marymm
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    by marymm » Jun 18, 2019
    Beautiful ring - the setting is really special - I would guess the stone is Amethyst, perhaps a lighter-colored variety called Rose de France - if you are very interested (and/or to document the heirloom piece for you and future generations) you could send the entire ring to AGL for a Gem Brief ($85 for mounted stone identification, plus shipping)
     
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  6. lambskin
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    by lambskin » Jun 18, 2019
    I am not an expert but I would guess a synthetic or an ammy.
     
  7. kah42
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    by kah42 » Jun 18, 2019
    Thanks everyone!
     

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