SPOTLIGHT: ALBERTO SCARANI, GG, FEATURED PRESENTATION: SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS DEMYSTIFIED: AGA LAS VEGAS, JUNE 1
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 Post subject: Identifying stones :)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:17 pm 
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Hello,
It is my first time in this forum, and it is very interesting especially for beginners :)
I am starting a collection of gems. I have some and I tried to find their name through books and the web. But couldnt be sure :(
Could you please help me in this endeavour?
Thank you in advance!
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 Post subject: Re: Identifying stones :)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:48 pm 
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See forum disclaimer--stones can't be definitively identified just from a photo, any post based on one is an educated guess at best, and real physical and optical data are needed for a more informed opinion.

That said, the color and inclusion scene of 1 and 2 are very suggestive of tumbled quartz. 3 is too ambiguous to offer an opinion. The color and fractures/cleavage of 4 suggests blue apatite to me. The color, patterning and opacity of the last one suggests tumbled jasper.

As a side-note, while it is now possible to upload large images, it would be best to resize pictures down to about 600 in width for members with slower internet connections.


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Stephen and I agree on every point....including pic size.

Huge pictures distort out pages. [-X


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Thank you for your comments and help.
I did not know for the « huge pics ». As I said before, it.s my first time on your forum.


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Don't give it another thought Opaline. I reformatted your pics to 600px.
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