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  1. Vonniexx

    Vonniexx Member

    I’ve acquired this ring. It belonged to my gran and her family and left to me. Any idea what the middle stone may be?? I know the 2 side stones are diamonds and it has 18ct & Plat stamped inside band, no other hallmarks or makers marks. Any advice or info is muchly appreciated! Thankyou x

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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Good question. A gem tester is the only way to be 100% sure, but .... tourmaline, garnet, ruby... the list goes on. I don't think it's a zircon.
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is a gorgeous ring, the central stone could be a ruby, but it is best to have it tested, as evelyb said. Plat is a mark for platinum, btw.

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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Lab grown pink ruby/sapphire would be my thought.
  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Natural stone if there is inclusion as I think I see one:cyclops::)
    Try the UV light!;)
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  6. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Man made rubies,sapphires and emerald can have inclusions.
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yes, I believe they can, although with the high value metals and natural diamonds, I'd expect the center stone to be natural also.........IMO..

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  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    It depends on when the ring was made and where, and how many weird bees were buzzing around in a jeweler's bonnet that day. In an odd week it could even be glass.
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    of course.....it could be anything...but...why bring an 18 K gold & Diamond ring low, with a colored piece of glass ???
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    All I know is it's been done. I suspect it's a real stone, but if a client wanted that color and the only piece available was glass it's not out of the realm.
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  11. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I have had 14k jewelry set with glass, OP needs to have this tested by a jeweler or a friend with a gem tester.
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  12. Dory64

    Dory64 New Member

    Could be a Rhodolite Garnet? Beautiful ring BTW
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That was one of my first guesses. The color is right.
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  14. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The lighting isn't great in the photos,but if talking garnets it looks more like an almandine garnet.
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