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 Post subject: Cats ey 1.8 kilo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:58 am 
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this cats ey is 1.8 kilo. the color is golden to dark green. how can l know if its real or fake. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:29 am 
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hi,

bring it to a gemologist........

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:41 pm 
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Real? Unlikely.
Get a loupe.
See this thread on fiber optic glass
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=16818


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:48 pm 
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Here is a quick separation:
drop it on your foot.
Are two or more toes broken?
If so it's probably not a real cat's eye gem.
(Do not actually attempt this test. There are exceptions if you're willing to try it with stones of lower optical caliber. Also look out in particular for bowling balls, as their chatoyance is almost as well known as their weight; they are readily identified by their markings and the presence of three holes.)

All joking aside, this is clearly chatoyant glass. There's no way that a real chatoyant gem of that size and quality would end up in any context where someone was wondering about whether it was real or not, unless it were plundered from a museum or something like that.


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And, if I may add, the other objects sitting with it, are also a good clue.
Great garden feature, with water dribbling over it!!


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Selenite?

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Selenite would be a reasonable possibility were it not for the color, the high polish and the apparent total lack of inclusions and fractures. But it would also be a good exception to my test, which I suppose I will have to refine. Perhaps I can develop a "toe scale" for more precise measurements.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:09 pm 
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Scarodactyl wrote:
Here is a quick separation:
drop it on your foot.
Are two or more toes broken?
If so it's probably not a real cat's eye gem.
(Do not actually attempt this test. There are exceptions if you're willing to try it with stones of lower optical caliber. Also look out in particular for bowling balls, as their chatoyance is almost as well known as their weight; they are readily identified by their markings and the presence of three holes.)

All joking aside, this is clearly chatoyant glass. There's no way that a real chatoyant gem of that size and quality would end up in any context where someone was wondering about whether it was real or not, unless it were plundered from a museum or something like that.


This would make a great looking bowling ball! Look at all the great ideas shared on this forum, just fantastic! now i want one in red! :twisted:

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I also think the polish is too high for selenite.


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Scarodactyl wrote:
Selenite would be a reasonable possibility were it not for the color, the high polish and the apparent total lack of inclusions and fractures. But it would also be a good exception to my test, which I suppose I will have to refine. Perhaps I can develop a "toe scale" for more precise measurements.


ok my cats ey can be glass.. but how mucht can it cost if l sell it.


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Are you serious?
How could you sell something so beautiful.
Make a water feature in your garden, and contemplate just how lovely it is.
Barry.


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Barry is right. Value is negligible, but it is very beautiful.


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It would be expensive as far as such things go. But its value would be measured in tens of dollars, depending on the venue. It's still a nice curio but not an object of great value.


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Scarodactyl wrote:
It would be expensive as far as such things go. But its value would be measured in tens of dollars, depending on the venue. It's still a nice curio but not an object of great value.


Yesterday my cats eye had 9 kids.... l got them from a lady working in japan empty houses for clients... now the women is rich from all the nice items she found over the years. all the stones she offer to me, the small cats eye is 4 cm tall... one day she got a basket belong to the Emperor's daughter many centuries ago.... so my cats ey can come from a house where they have just been sleeping for many years...


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blah blah blah.....you're flapping your gums; let's see some proof.


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