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Art Deco Jewelry347 of 419VINTAGE VENETIAN MILLEFIORI GLASS BEAD EARRINGSAntique Ceylon Moonstone Sapphire Silver Bracelet
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    This is one of my deceased mother's silver rings. Quite large rather simply mount and a oval stone. Tested for sterling silver and a hallmark with the maker's mark D.G. A transparant lavendel colored stone. It could be Art Deco. My question to you: "Have you any idea what kind of stone and period this could be"?

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      miKKoChristmass 11, As always from you a very quick reaction. Thanks for loving.
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Mustangtony thanks for loving. Always a quick response!
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      mustantony, thanks for your comment. It's possible although it's quite a light colour purple so it could be another stone, but which?
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      vetrai050, thanks very much for loving
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Poop thanks for loving this ring.
    6. Newtimes Newtimes, 9 years ago
      I also think its amethyst. I have a bracelet in the same light shade of purple thats for sure amethyst.
      Amethyst comes in many shades of purple. Usually when its darker, its much more expensive than the lighter color.
      But its a nice ring.
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Hello Newtimes, Nice to hear from you and you'r probably right. I have other jewels with amethyst and that stones are much darker than this one. Thanks for your comment, have a good weekend and also thanks for loving.
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      AR8Jason (Kevin) and bratjdd either of you good be right. It has to be or a amethyst or a tanzanite. I think I have to wait for an expert to judge.
      Thanks both for your valuable comment and for loving.
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Just throwing in glass...I have some beautiful pieces that are glass
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      AmberRose that is also possible, so the puzzle is not solved till now. Thanks for your suggestion and for loving. I will take a look at your beautiful glass pieces.
    11. TaywuhsaurusRex TaywuhsaurusRex, 9 years ago
      My best guess as a geologist would be either glass or amethyst. Tanzinite, actually called blue zoisite, is a somewhat newer stone to be put in to jewelry, like the 60's and 70's. You could test it with a ultra violet or black light, some Tanzinite will glow because of the heat treatment and finish, though the finish wasn't permanent and may not be there still if it is that stone. Tanzinite tends to also be bluer.
      Amethyst does come in many a-shade of purple, varying from pale blue-purples to dark reddish-brown purples. It's not unusual to see it in this colour, I have some samples in my personal rock collection that are this colour, abet not as even coloured as this. Some other stones that you may want to look in to that it could also be, because of course its so hard to identify based on images alone, purple apatite, fluorite( likely this would also fluoresce in uv light), garnet, spinel, and topaz. Judging from the zoomed in first picture and the scratches, scuffs, and sort of wavy sheen, I'd agree with AmberRose and say glass.
    12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Being and Antique Amethyst collector....I believe the stone to be Amethyst Crystal. They tend to be very pale lavender to almost pinkish. Love the ring!
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Moonstonelover2 thanks for your interest , advise and loving.
    14. Luisa Luisa, 9 years ago
      I'm gonna throw Kunzite into the picture- a light purply-pink stone. although Amythest seems much more likely.
    15. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Luisa, thanks for your comment , and yes this option is also possible, but for the time being I prefer a ligh colored Amytist.
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Vintagejewel thanks for loving.
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Manikin thanks for your support by loving.

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