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 Post subject: Yellow Sapphire
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:19 am 
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About 5 years ago before I started my GIA studies.......I bought what I thought was a yellow sapphire ring in Cambodia.
I finally got around to identifying it. I'm pretty certain it is a zircon.
OTL
Strong doubling
Wk fire
S-adam polish
red under SW
facet edges are starting to abrade because I've worn it quite a lot.

I don't have a good enough camera to shoot it for you today. It's about 12 carats, octagon cut, set in a white gold plated, 2 prong basket. I paid $175.00 USD.
I really love it, even though I know I got ripped off.
However....I looked online today for loose, Cambodian, yellow zircons of this size. I found some at over $1000.00 USD. Is this really possible?


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Sapphire
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:17 am 
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175.00 US for a 12ct clean yellow zircon is a bargain. You might have been lied to about it's identity, but if it's a natural zircon, you still did very well indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Sapphire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:08 pm 
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This is the little devil zircon. I double checked the spectroscope reading. Most definitely!
I wish I could get a good pic.
(My kids use to do that or me. Now they are grown up and moved away.)
I'll try to get a better one.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Sapphire
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it's pretty anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow Sapphire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:37 am 
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To add to a fuzzy picture try using a magnifying glass on a stand from Radio Shack.... then when you shoot the ring again we can enlarge picture and confirm your identity. More I'd tricks to follow....w


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