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 Post subject: Is this a dyed emerald vs synthetic emerald vs glass?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:38 pm 
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Hi, I recently purchased an “emerald ring in 14k gold with diamond” on eBay.

See attached photos. Would love thoughts as to what type of green stone this is. Given I only paid around $500, my guess is that this stone is likely not very valuable. Also chipped on underside and corner and missing a diamond.

Many thanks for your time in helping out a newbie.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a dyed emerald vs synthetic emerald vs glass?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:44 pm 
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We can't identify it from a photo. However the fracture patterns looks like crackled quartz (quartz heated then quickly cooled to induce fractures that allow dye to fill the stone).
I'd return it just based on the chip and missing stone, let alone the dodgy center stone.

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Return it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:54 pm 
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It does look like quench cracked. I'd return it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:37 pm 
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Thank you to all for your valuable insight, I’m very appreciative!

I am returning the ring because it is a size 11.5 rather than the 8.25 per ebay description. Also of the undisclosed chip on the underside.

But good to satisfy my curiosity as to what type of stone this may be. I love to learn about colored gems—thank you for educating me!


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