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Grandparents left me gems-identification?

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alt textI was left several gemstones. I know they are older than I am..probably 50ish years old, they are cut (emerald cut?) I just can't identify all of them and was told they are genuine...can you help?

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asked Jun 3, 2012 by Alison Heller (240 points)

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answered Jun 3, 2012 by Alison Heller (240 points)
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answered Jun 3, 2012 by Alison Heller (240 points)
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I posted pics--one is better than the other

answered Jun 4, 2012 by Alison Heller (240 points)
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They do look genuine but it's hard to determine a gemstone type by visual identification alone. Sometimes a color or other property really stands out which can assist in identifying it, but in this case there are several of them so it's hard to put a finger on them without some tests.

answered Jun 5, 2012 by hershel (46,460 points)

thanks...i am nervous taking them to a jeweler, but I guess that is what I need to do. are they able to just look at them to determine? I am sure about a couple of the round cuts...but the emerald cuts I can also only guess...one is a nice color green, blue, purple, and a couple clear (colorless), pink, and topaz--know of a good jeweler in Northwest Indiana?

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A good and reputable jeweler should be able to figure it out - some of them just by visual identification and others by tests. Sorry, don't know any jewelers in Indiana...

answered Jun 6, 2012 by hershel (46,460 points)
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I Guess i see some Kunzite Stones in there.

answered Aug 16, 2012 by jan1 (300 points)

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