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 Post subject: NOW GUESS! What are these???
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:08 pm 
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Hi Friends,
You might think these are Aquamarine, however , they are not.
guess what these stones are.
P.S, no treatment, no color enhancement, just natural cool color.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:12 pm 
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Feldspar?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:19 pm 
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No, they are not feldspar!


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i know but I won't say..see if someone else knows..where is Tim at..he is good at these things

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Can I make two guesses?
1 - Topaz
2 - Quartz
??? Any more details???


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mmm.....maybe topaz

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I have a new guess - aragonite. But if it is - I hope that these stones are going to be set in ring mountings! Hardness is even less than apatite - 3.5-4....


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Spodumene?

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Yeah, I'd say Hiddenite too.

Hint: click on picture and look at what it's named... :lol:


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Yup, my guess is spodumene too.


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Roger got it..well done sir..ohh..nuck..thats dastardly :lol: :wink:
hey salgems..is that correct?

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Roger was the 1st who guessed correctly, but I am guessing he enlarged the photo by clicking and saw the hint ;-)
Nuck and Anitame also guessed right.


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amethystguy wrote:
Roger got it..well done sir..ohh..nuck..thats dastardly :lol: :wink:
hey salgems..is that correct?


:smt112 #-o ](*,).........nice quiz salgems....

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Roger was the 1st who guessed correctly, but I am guessing he enlarged the photo by clicking and saw the hint ;-)
Nuck and Anitame also guessed right.

Well, actually, I did not think to do that until someone else mentioned it. And then I went back an hour or so later and clicked on the photo. But I had already posted my response.

From a gemological point of view, we understand one should never make an gem ID from a photo. But this was a fun exercise anyway.

My guess was based on years of viewing commercial cutting and understanding what one could or should expect. The goods in the photo looked similar to items that I have viewed prior to their being treated, and converted in the customary pink color.

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