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PinkHeart

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I would appreciate if someone guide me with some info about this earrings, they do not have any stamps in the back, they supposed to be from around the 60s, maybe they could be tourmaline, 9ct or silver? I am not sure.

Thank you in advanced.
 

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elizat

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Really hard to tell.

They look like gold toned metal. It could be 9k or it could be gold plated too. I would take them to a shop and ask what they are. If you go to a pawn shop in the US they will generally tell you what you have and smaller individually owned jewelry stores will as well. A large chain store will generally be no help.

The stones could be glass, garnet or other things. They look kind of purple-brown on my monitor.
 

PinkHeart

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Thank you for the replies, the colours depending on the light goes from pink to purple to brown, the were given to me like tourmaline and gold, but I only can see a mark that starts with NF but it is very difficult to see, it is almost worn out, either way the are very nice.
Thanks.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Thank you for the replies, the colours depending on the light goes from pink to purple to brown, the were given to me like tourmaline and gold, but I only can see a mark that starts with NF but it is very difficult to see, it is almost worn out, either way the are very nice.
Thanks.

An exciting find ?
What's the backstory ?
They are pretty
 

PinkHeart

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An exciting find ?
What's the backstory ?
They are pretty


Yes, they are vintage and I have some pairs that they are screw back, but I do not know exactly what kind of stones they are or material, so I am trying to have some information when I can not find online. Some were from my mother or grandmother others I have bought them.
Thanks :)
 

toshox777

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I bet on alexandrite..
In fact, I'm convinced it's alexandrite. Also called the stone of truth. Change your color to a different light. The most interesting thing is that it changes color when someone lies to the owner of the stone. The stone is precious and was used in ancient times by royal persons.
 

toshox777

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In fact, I'm convinced it's alexandrite. Also called the stone of truth. Change your color to a different light. The most interesting thing is that it changes color when someone lies to the owner of the stone. The stone is precious and was used in ancient times by royal persons.

I want some
 

toshox777

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Well, I have nothing more to say. ;)2 I urge the owner to learn the truth and tell it. Cheers
 

GoldenTouch

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In fact, I'm convinced it's alexandrite. Also called the stone of truth. Change your color to a different light. The most interesting thing is that it changes color when someone lies to the owner of the stone. The stone is precious and was used in ancient times by royal persons.

Oh!! I needed one when I was married.... how did I not know about this!! :lol-2:;)2:roll2::evil2:
 

toshox777

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Such are the legends. I keep a ring from my great-grandmother in my box. Beautiful stone!
 

VRBeauty

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I have an amethyst ring and the stone is very much the same color as your earrings - a not deeply saturated purple, with hints of brown or gold. I was so sure it was something other than amethyst that I paid to have it tested... which turned out to be a waste of money!

I have owned a natural alexandrite. The usual color shift in alexandrites is purple to teal. This does not look to me like alexandrite. There are also some red-purplish color-shift garnets that take on coppery hues in some lighting. But... I’m guessing amethyst for your earrings.
 
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