Featured Quick one - Amethyst?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KSW, Mar 14, 2019 at 1:34 PM.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Do you think these earrings are Amethyst?. I thought just glass but then realised they are fully hallmarked for 9ct gold and wondered if more likely to be Amethyst?. Need to clean the hallmark more but a crown, 375 and a shield(?)
    Thankyou 930870F5-222A-461B-9535-543D2F11C521.jpeg
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very likely, but you will only know for certain if you have them tested.
     
  3. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Do I take them to a jeweller or is there a home test?
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  5. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Amethyst is a fairly inexpensive stone and man made amethyst has been around for at least 40 years. Gem testers help with identification,but they cannot tell the difference between natural or man made. They do help if you plan on wanting to know what you have. https://geology.com/gemstones/amethyst/
     
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  6. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

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  7. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Great link. Thankyou
     
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  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd bet it's amethyst, but whether it's been monkeyed with I couldn't tell you.
     
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  9. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    In what way? As in man made?
     
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  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  11. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Thankyou, that's very interesting although not a lot the 'common man' can do to accurately identify the genuine if the jewellers can't!.
    I think I will be holding on to them anyway so it's a moot point but obviously not a simple answer to what I thought was a quick question.
    Many thanks, another great link.
     
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Quartz can be heat-treated, irradiated, coated ... etc, and that's just the real quartz.
     
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