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Author:  Kmorris [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Morganite help please

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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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

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.

Author:  1bwana1 [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

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?

Author:  Kmorris [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

That is it clean unfortunately. Those spots are inside it. And I don’t have a jeweler around me that could test it no.

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

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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Author:  Kmorris [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

I’m not sure why but no I’m in a small town in Louisiana

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

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

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Author:  1bwana1 [ Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

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.

Author:  Kmorris [ Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

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.

Author:  Kmorris [ Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

Open back

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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Morganite help please

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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