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    Posted 4 years ago

    kyratango
    (431 items)

    Found this test accidentally :-D

    Internet is not very clear about it, but I think it is an easy trick, at least to sort glass or garnets from ruby variety of corundum!

    You can see how the clasp of my chrysoprase necklace react! I knew these red stones weren't natural rubies, but thought they were paste stones. SYNTHETIC RUBIES!

    For the butterfly, an old spare piece in wait of proper use, you can see all red stones aren't rubies: those which don't react to UV are garnets, others are natural rubies (I know that from the era of the piece and the cut of stones!)

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Thomas for your love and comment!
      The rock heart is to show my toughness ;-D
    2. AmatoorPikr, 4 years ago
      In the first pic,...the clasp, those are garnets?
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      A side view of a butterfly pin is quite rare to see, I love that. x0
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Nearly all rubies, natural or synthetic fluoresce...
      Garnets don't!

      To make it short:

      if it fluoresce: ruby (natural or synthetic)

      Not fluoresce: glass, garnets, paste, some African rubies.


      Thank you for your question and love, Amatoor :-)
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Ah, what a great tip, thanks, kyratango, great of you to share these things! :)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Phil, hi! Yes, you rather see them flat open wings, it had to be you to notice that :-D
      Thank you, XO too!

      Kath, my pleasure :-) UV light shows restorations too!
      I even realise some of my old/antique diamonds fluoresce in green or orange!
      Run to Google and.... right, weird but true :-D
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Huh, that's interesting. I knew black light worked for ivory, but stones, too? The things we learn on Google! :)
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
      Very interesting to know, thanks. I let you know that I cannot react as many as I did before because my husband have heard the news suffering from liver cancer and no cure available. So I visit whenever it's possible!
    9. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ooh, dear Marga, so sorry to hear that... I send you and your husband all my thoughts for the battle to come. Big hugs.
      Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment, take care!
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Ooh Marga, I'm also sorry to hear this news on your husband, my best wishes and my thoughts go with you.
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oroyoroy... I regularly Google, missing a more neat link to the said place..?... lol!

      Thank you for your interest in the test :-)
    12. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Trey! Phil! Oroyoroy! Jean! Radegunder! Anna! Paul and OGF!!!

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