Featured Two Rings - stones?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KikoBlueEyes, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    The first is gold with a dark, reddish-purple, heart-shaped stone. At first, I thought amethyst, but it seems to have a reddish tint, so I don't know. I think it may be older but it does have a copyright symbol (I think), so I'm not sure. It was marked 14K but I think it really says 10K or maybe 18K. This shows you how little I know about jewelry, so I am asking for comments.

    The second was marked sterling at the resale shop, but I couldn't get a good photo of the stamp. Believe me I tried. The stone is a lilac color.

    I appreciate any thoughts.


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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
  2. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    They are LOVELY Kiko .. LOVE THEM !!! ... Joy. :):):)
     
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  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Thank you joy. Normally, I don't wear rings but each of these fit. :)
     
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The heart could well be an amethyst; they come that color. It looks like a 10k mark. The other is straight up costume.
     
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  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Thanks. I didn't know that about amethyst. I thought costume too, but they thought Sterling. I don't know why.
     
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  6. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Amethyst.... light color "Rose de France" to dark color "Siberian".
     
  7. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Excellent information. Thank you.
     
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    First definitely looks like amethyst. Second stone's play of color is consistent with the way lab grown color change sapphire can look under certain lighting. It's not an expensive stone, so a possibility. Do you have a UV light to try on it?
     
  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Yes. What should I look for?
     
  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Oh believe me, if it is, you'll know. I'll let it be a surprise. I'm not sure it is, mind you, but the UV will confirm or refute. :)
     
  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Okay. Off to the closet!
     
  12. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    I am spending a lot of time in my closet with the lights out and the door closed, since I met you all. My cats are getting upset, and scratching on the door. This is what happened.

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  13. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Sorry, it's not. If it had been, the colors would have changed to deep red & green. It's a pretty spectacular effect. It's not iolite. Think we'll have to settle for glass.
     
  14. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Thanks. At least, we gave it a try!
     
  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Well, you did. Still a striking ring. I mean striking, you could punch someone with it.
     
  16. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Give them a shiner. :D I did learn some boxing moves. My uppercut was pretty good.
     
  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The second one seems to have blue pleochroism, in this photo it is seen in the lower half. So it could be violet Tanzanite.

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  18. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    Wow. That would be sensational. I would be so happy because when I went to Tanzania, I bought a piece of Tanzanite not jewelry.

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  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That is beautiful, Kiko.
     
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  20. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes On Road Trip

    I do love rocks. It is displayed prominently in my house, as it is a favorite piece.
     
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