Stone of Eliat?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Marko, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    I posted this ring on the Finds Thread, and Hollyblue asked for a frontal picture.

    Opulenta ring back (640x584).jpg

    Opulenta Ring Front (640x590).jpg

    Here is the same ring from a Mercari listing, not mine, reference only

    The Eliat stone I usually see has a deeper blue mixed with a vivid this a different type of Eliat stone, or is it turquoise? My ring is marked Israeli, Opulenta, 925. Thanks.
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  2. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    It’s definitely not turquoise. Wait for Hollyblue, AJ or others.
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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    The underside looks more like Eilat stone than the top does. It's a relative of turquoise. Is the photo of the top picking up the color accurately?
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  5. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    My guess would be Eilat but I’ve confused Eilat with azurite and the other secondary minerals it contains. All I know for sure is that it’s not turquoise.
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Lovely ring, Marko. It is Eilat stone, but a lighter shade than most, and the different mineral colours are in bigger blotches than usual. Nice.
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  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The front doesn't look like the eilat I'm used to. My usual tipple is green and black, sometimes with a little blue. The stone in modern pieces may not be Israeli; their mine is played out and they now import a 'close enough' stone from places like Ethiopia if memory serves.
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the front just isn't green enuf...for me that is !
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  9. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    But the back does and I doubt it’s a doublet so I’ll bet it’s a combination of lighting and the numerous minerals that are all considered Eilat although a mineral from elsewhere is an agreed possibility.
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  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    People are just calling chrysocolla from different locations Eilat stone now.
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