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 Post subject: Green Stone Question
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:08 pm 
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Curious if you can recommend follow-up tests to ID this green stone? The ring was previously appraised by someone else and identified as Jadeite Jade, but am not so sure that is correct. The black specks are what I am having difficulty in discerning - could this possibly be maw-sit-sit or hydrogrossular garnet? The quality of the ring mounting also has me doubting that this is a nice piece of Jade...
Should I request to have the stone removed so I can get a SG reading? The stone is extremely difficult to photograph as it reflects the lights. Any suggestions on how to better photograph would also be appreciated!
Thank you and best wishes,
Katy B


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 Post subject: Re: Green Stone Question
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:24 pm 
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My first thought was hydrogrossular.
Just drive over, we'll test it on the GemmoRaman.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Stone Question
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:41 pm 
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Thank you, Barbra! You are awesome - I would love to, but it might take me a while to get there - coming from Ohio!


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 Post subject: Re: Green Stone Question
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LOL..I had a gal drive in from Toronto last week.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Stone Question
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To me it looks like Jadeite. But I wouldn't put a bet on whether it is treated (dyed) or not.
What's wrong with the setting in your opinion ?


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 Post subject: Re: Green Stone Question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:30 pm 
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Setting looks typically mid-century. I have a ring which is almost identical. Mine is chrysoprase.

Katy's ring could be jadeite.


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 Post subject: Re: Green Stone Question
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:01 pm 
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Update - further testing indicated that this fun stone is indeed Jadeite Jade!
Thank you to all who gave me their thoughts and opinions.
Best wishes,
Katy B


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