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 Post subject: Help identifying green stone
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:11 pm 
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Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I am trying to get an idea of what kind of stone is on this aztec face vintage bracelet and pin. When I looked up similar Aztec face jewelry, some people said their jewelry was adventurine or serpentine or green onyx. Any advice would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying green stone
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:01 am 
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Not green onyx.
It would be a relatively easy ID with standard gemological tools and a slam dunk with advanced instrumentation.

Where do you live?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:45 am 
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Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. I live near a jewelry store that is quite good, and I will call them to find out if they can identify stones.. I would also be interested to know about what tools would be needed to do this and if a newbie could do this themselves. I can DM my address. Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:49 am 
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Could you kindly tell me what are some of the possible stones this green stone might be. Thank you.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:32 pm 
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Low grade Jade at best, a green Jasper, slim chance Cyrsophrase, possible to be a dyed material. The pictures are very low quality and without proper identification by a qualified lab or gemologist any thing is going to be speculation.

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glhays: Thank you for providing the information about what the stones might be. This is very useful and I appreciate your expertise.


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Thank you for pointing out that my photos are low quality. I am going to repost high quality photos.


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Hi quality pics would only inspire increased random speculation.
I asked where you live, city will do, to see if we have any members in your area who could simply and positively ID your bracelet.


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Thanks so much Ms. Voltaire. I greatly appreciate your offer. I just emailed you my location. ( Private Messaging via this site is not active for me.)


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I'm in San Francisco, but I'll be glad to have a look at it for you.
Cost: Return Postage.

Anyone in Upstate NY?


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Thanks so much for all your help and offer. I greatly appreciate it. . I found a jewelry store that will identify the piece for free. They said the expert can probably look at it and tell what it is --I assume through a loupe. Is this possible? Or should offer to pay to have some testing done to confirm. I think I would prefer the later. what tests do you recommend.


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Good luck.
Let us know what you find out.


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That's pretty much what your having us do here. Speculated gemology. Looks like a duck, walks like dog, hops like a frog it must be alien.

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