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Aquamarine ID, want to resize a ring.

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I inherited an aquamarine ring (or at least I think it is aquamarine). I took it to a jewler who said it was synthetic and therefore couldn't resize it. Why couldn't he resize it if it's synthetic? How could he tell so quick that it was synthetic? How can I tell?

asked Apr 6, 2012 by Elisa Ellen (160 points)

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What do you mean "resize it"? Do you mean to have it re-faceted to make it smaller? If that's the case, if it is synthetic, it doesn't really have much value and is not worth his time to recut. I dont know how he was able to tell by just looking at - perhaps he saw scratches or rubbed corners which would indicate glass...

answered Apr 6, 2012 by hershel (52,620 points)
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No, I don't want the stone resized, I want the ring resized smaller. Its about a 7-7.5 now, but I want it to be 5.5-6. It's more sentimental than anything and I would just love to be able to wear it on a regular basis, even if it is just glass...but would resizing it effect the glass? Couldn't the stone just be removed then replaced?

answered Apr 6, 2012 by Elisa Ellen (160 points)
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Yes. In that case a jeweler should be able to do that, or at least reset it to a new setting. Don't know why the jeweler says he can't do it...

answered Apr 9, 2012 by hershel (52,620 points)

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