Featured Good Morning Everyone! I Need Your Help With A Bracelet Stones Fake or Real

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by ezeepass, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM.

  1. ezeepass

    ezeepass Well-Known Member

    Good Morning! Sorry to bother you so early, but I am about to pay for this bracelet That I won at the last seconds on a auction very late last night. I am not sure if the coral and the turquoise are real. the bracelet has a 925 stamped, but have no other markings. I know this might not be the normal questions on here, but I could surely use your help.
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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Both ezee's and the Etsy cuff are Tibetan. The stones could be a mix of real, coral glass, and ground stone paste.
     
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  4. ezeepass

    ezeepass Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much Any Jewelry!!
     
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  5. ezeepass

    ezeepass Well-Known Member

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  6. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    I hope you got a bargain with your purchase:)
     
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  7. ezeepass

    ezeepass Well-Known Member

    I think I did, but I'll see when it gets here. Will keep you updated and thank you again. Enjoy your day!
     
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  8. ArtPicker

    ArtPicker New Member

    It looks like authentic stones, you can see the chipped coral is solid colored inside. When you get it you can test with a drop of vinegar on the coral and some acetone on a small spot of turquoise.
    Like Any Jewelry said, appears Tibetan. I read Native Americans usually mark Sterling unless the piece is so small that they can only fit 925.
    No way an expert here, but just my humble opinion.
    Beautiful piece!
     
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  9. ezeepass

    ezeepass Well-Known Member

    Thank you ArtPicker and I will do the test as suggested. I appreciate your reply.
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Chipped coral glass is also a solid colour inside.;) I think you were thinking of dyed coral?
    Ezee, with the vinegar on coral test ArtPicker mentioned you should be able to see the vinegar bubble if it is coral. Just a drop will suffice. And wipe it completely dry after testing, so the vinegar doesn't touch any other part of the bracelet.

    Please do not use the acetone test on the turquoise and lapis blue inlay in this case, because we don't know what it would do to the adhesive and 'cement' the Tibetans used.
    In general, if you are not sure of that kind of thing, don't test.

    For items like beads, the acetone test is used to show dye. Put some acetone on cotton wool and press it against the stone for 20-30 seconds. If you see colour on the cotton wool, the stone is dyed.
     
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  11. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    I’m with you on the glass and I hope the bracelet actually is sterling. I’ve also seen pieces that were plated and some that were alpaca.
     
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  12. ezeepass

    ezeepass Well-Known Member

    Thank you Any Jewelry! I appreciate your reply and advise and will follow your suggestions
     
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  13. ezeepass

    ezeepass Well-Known Member

    Me too, but I have a test kit and will test it as soon as it arrive. I will keep you all posted
     
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree. This is a fairly recent bracelet, and you never know what those manufacturers get up to nowadays.;)
    :happy:
     
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