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 Post subject: is this emerald treated?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:13 pm 
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I found this on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-96-CT-NATURA ... SwhqFeN9cT
the seller said is untreated,what do u think?
Also there is a big mistake in description with Treatment UNHEATED.
one of my friend bought one lot from this seller and tested it with smartpro gem eye and it said emerald.
I know that gemtester cannot see the difference between syntetic and natural,but can see if it is glass or not.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:47 pm 
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It is probably emerald, but it's of very poor quality and most probably treated (coloured impregnation)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:50 pm 
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The stone you linked to is a pale heavily included unknown which sold for $2.35.
Whether or not this stone has been treated is of little concern.
It is a pebble which, in my opinion, is not a candidate for jewelry.
As marcm inferred, it is a specimen, not a gem.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:25 am 
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thank u for your answers
I know it is just a specimen but much better then glass and hydro gemstone and of course I am not gonna use gold for it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:52 pm 
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there's a lot of crackled dyed quartz being sold as emerald to unsuspecting buyers, its worth researching what simulants are used for your own knowledge.


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