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What's it worth? 10k yellow gold vintage peridot ring

Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by Alicia728, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Alicia728
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  2. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jul 10, 2019
    I don't think it's peridot. It looks like Uranium glass, or synthetic spinel.
    Very popular in Mid-century jewelry.
    The value would be in the gold, and 10k is low carat gold. I'd say $150-200.
     
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  3. Alicia728
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    by Alicia728 » Jul 10, 2019
    I had a jeweler glance at it. I havent done a full appraisal, but he felt it was a peridot. I will look into uranium glass and spinel though. Thank you
     
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    by JPie » Jul 10, 2019
    I agree with @stracci2000 - that also doesn’t look like peridot to me.
     
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  5. Alicia728
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    by Alicia728 » Jul 10, 2019
    Is there any way I can confirm myself whether or not it's a peridot on my own?
     
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    by marymm » Jul 10, 2019
    It reminds me of prasiolite (green amethyst)...
     
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    by GliderPoss » Jul 11, 2019
    Yeah I'd be surprised if that's peridot :think:
     
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    by Bron357 » Jul 11, 2019
    I agree, I think it’s synthetic Spinel, maybe Prasiolite. wrong tone for Peridot.
    Looking for inclusions with a Loupe might help but I suspect it’s pretty “flawless” to x10 magnification so that’s an indication of synthetic Spinel.
     
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    by elizat » Jul 15, 2019
    I have a prasiolite that looks like that in tone. It could be a synthetic spinel too. Neither is worth a whole lot monetarily.
     
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    by starfishmomma » Jul 22, 2019
    Hi, peridot is a type of olivine, so called because of an olive green sort of colour. There may be variations as with other coloured stones but I've only ever seen peridot in the usual olivine shade of green. I don't think it's so valuable that there would be much point in jewellers making jewellery out of a shade not normally considered typical of peridot.
     
    


    


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    by partgypsy » Jul 28, 2019
    I am always astounded at the ignorance of jewelers with colored gems. So him saying it is peridot because it is greenish, is not surprising. To me personally the color and tone does not look like peridot (I have a number of pieces of peridot jewelry).
    The relative cost of peridot versus these other options is so little not sure it makes sense to pay to have it evaluated by a professional. The cost would be in the setting and how appealing it is. I can't tell you what it is, but here are links to what glass ring looks like, and a synthetic spinel.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/709301...ing&ref=sr_gallery-1-7&organic_search_click=1
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/386140...f=sr_gallery-1-8&organic_search_click=1&frs=1
     
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    by Keeliamira » Jul 28, 2019
    If you want rule out/in uranium glass, shine a black light on it in the dark. If it lights up neon green it’s likely uranium glass.
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 1, 2019
    I'm gonna say if that's a peridot then I'm a man LOL! Echoing the uranium glass suggestion, it's a pretty cool ring whatever it is.
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 2, 2019
    Total coincidence but I found this one one of my daily online haunts. It's 10k and listed as peridot looks like the same stone as in the OP's ring IMO

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