Featured Turquoise and Ruby (?) Necklace - Any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KikoBlueEyes, May 19, 2019.

  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    What appealed to me about this necklace was it was made of rocks - one of my favorite things. In this case, the turquoise cabochons and the faceted rubies are not of the best quality, but I like the bold display and the settings and chain are 925 Silver. There are no maker marks that I can find. The design is rather simplistic. Any comments? I find the range of knowledge of the jewelry group to be rather astonishing, so I have high hopes. (I didn't pay that price, I left the sticker so you can see what the seller said.)
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  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    I don't see anything in the photos that suggest rubies,best that can be said about them is industrial grade corundum.Crush them to dust and make sandpaper out of the dust.
     
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  3. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiko.......I don't think that it ruby at all. It just doesn't look right to me. even North Carolina rubies look different then this. I have never seen a ruby that looks like this stone. Also Ruby and Turquoise together isn't something I have seen.....It just doesn't make senseto me to mix the two.... They MAY be......I don't know it all....Maybe @Hollyblue can shed more light on it. It may be another stone found in the same area as Turquoise that would make more sense to me. Whatever it is I DO like it!
     
  4. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Holly Beat me to it. :doctor:
     
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  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your positive thoughts about the necklace. If they were even moderate quality rubies, no way I could afford it. I just liked the interplay of colors and the shapes and that they were rocks. The red/pink/beige stones are faceted, which I thought was a nice contrast to the cabochons. I bought this little rock in Nepal which has tiny emerald and ruby bits. Poor quality both but it made me happy.
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  7. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Those Africa rubies are about the same as North Carolina Rubies.....the green is probably zoisite (sp?) matrix. Those are 6 sided crystal which could cab into star rubies......but still does not match the color of the other stones in the necklace. Holly is probably right that they are Corundum , suitable for abrasives. Corundums are Rubies and sapphires. Red Corundum is called Ruby....All other colors are called Sapphire.
    here is a NC star "ruby".
    Should probably be properly called a sapphire.
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  8. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    How about these? 400 CT SCOOP NATURAL RUBY ROUGH GEMSTONES LOOSE LOT RAW UNTREATED BROWNISH RED. One man's rubies may be another's sandpaper. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Could be. I have never seen any like that.
     
  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    North Carolina rubies are nothing like the African rubies in the link,unless you get them from "salted" mines in the Franklin,N.C. area.
     
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  11. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd just be calling them Random Rock and leaving it at that, but random rock doesn't work as a keyword. I'd run a cheap diamond tester over them and check them against a known sample (I have some junk emeralds handy) and see if they're corundum.
     
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  13. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Thank you my dear. But I bought this to wear, not to sell. I don't care if they are rubies or not. I was looking for thoughts like, probably one of a kind, or tourist item from outer Mongolia. :)
     
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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Anyone else see some of the stones as rhodonite?
     
  15. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Yes, me :joyful:
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And me.:) Turquoise and rhodonite, set in sterling silver.
    Kiko, after all the harsh words, here is a rhodonite heart for you:
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    I can see why you bought the necklace, it has a nice rough feel which gives it a 'rocky' appeal. It could have been made in India, possibly Jaipur.
     
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  17. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Your necklace is just beautiful.
     
  18. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    NOOO!:nurse::banghead:
     
  19. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    :kiss: "rocky appeal" :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
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  20. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I thought so. Thanks. :happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy:
     
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