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 Post subject: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:05 pm 
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I’m really trying to figure out if this is genuine morganite. Can you help me please? The inside of the band says 925 and vjl.


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:14 pm 
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925 is a quality stamp for sterling silver. VIG is a makers mark I am not familiar with.
The stone looks really dirty.
Or, is it semi-transparent, translucent.

Take an old toothbrush and see if you can clean it up with a little diluted dish soap.
Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:51 pm 
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It would take about 1 minute to answer your question in my lab. It is impossible with just a picture. Is there a jeweler who is a gemologist in your area?


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:22 pm 
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That is it clean unfortunately. Those spots are inside it. And I don’t have a jeweler around me that could test it no.


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:36 pm 
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Your IP address indicates you are in New Jersey.

You should be able to find someone to help.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers in New Jersey:


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
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I’m not sure why but no I’m in a small town in Louisiana


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Well, so much for tracking you down, :oops:
Is the stone open or backed?


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:57 pm 
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I can't imagine that there is not a competent gemologist/jeweler within an hours drive. You can also mail it to someone with a lab.

Seriously, I can do this ID in less than 30 seconds with my RAMAN.

You will never get an answer with a picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:30 pm 
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Unfortunately there’s really no one I can take it to. I wasnt really expecting a definitive answer more just an idea especially with the marks inside. The back is open.


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:32 pm 
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Open back


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 Post subject: Re: Morganite help please
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:38 pm 
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As Steve, 1bwana1, suggested if you send it to him or me, we can positively ID it for you.
I'll do it for the cost of return shipping.


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