Featured Pendant / Gemstone identification?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Lucashudd11, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. Lucashudd11

    Lucashudd11 Member

    I saw this pendant on ebay with some really blurry photos and hardly much of a description, and took a risk. Got it for a little over the price of the gold.

    • 18K YG
    • ~1.6g
    • 0.5" diameter
    • Color changing
      • Violet Inside
      • Red under UV light
      • Robin-Egg blue in sunshine
    My amateurish analysis
    • The two solder points under the pendant suggest to me that this actually came from a ring or a beret?
    • Most likely a color-changing synthetic sapphire due to the red glow in UV light.
    • Age unk - interesting plate cannetile work though.
    • EDIT: in starting to look at my own photos I'm questioning whether it is even gold. yikes! see - outside photo
    Thoughts on what I have? topview2.jpg sideview2.jpg backview_2.jpg uv_light.jpg outside.jpg
  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Might be alexandrite. I suspect an earring dangle.
  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    It's definitely a color change sapphire, lab grown. It is not such an expensive stone that it would be reserved for use with fine gold. The chunkiness of this mount makes me question representation as 18K.
  4. Lucashudd11

    Lucashudd11 Member

    I’m leaning towards this as well. I didnt want to scratch the bottom for an acid test but i think I’m going to have to.
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  5. Lucashudd11

    Lucashudd11 Member

    Update: i tested it and its 14k. I can see why she thought it was 18k though, the solution definitely took a while to dissolve it. Might be 15k, etc.
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  6. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Earring dangle does seem quite likely, as @Ownedbybear said.
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