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Have 1/2 inch oval cut gem, transparent uniform lavender color, blue highlights when rotated. What could it be?

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asked Feb 3, 2016 by Ruth (120 points)

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Sorry about the delay, can you post a picture?

It could be anything. From a clear focused picture we will be able to see workmanship, air bubbles, some flaws. For instance, most gemstones are hard. There will be no divots or scratches on a real gem. Most gems in jewelry will be set in a precious metal like gold, silver, platinum...No gems will have air bubbles almost as a rule air bubbles equal glass. Lavender colored stones are common. I will edit with a short list.

Amethyst, chalcedony, flourite, spinel, sapphire and tourmaline.
answered Feb 4, 2016 by Weasel (40,320 points)
 


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