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25 cts emerald is it natural?

Saleh001

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Hi everyone,
Now I really don't know alot about gemstones and I liked this one but I'm just not sure if it's natural or not considering it's cheap price of 110 dollars weighing 25 cts which is something ridiculous as emeralds are much more expensive and the seller is saying that it comes from kashmir?
I've noticed it had so many inclusions inside from bubbles to strings white clouds
I'd be so thankful if anyone could provide me any help or information regarding this IMG_20200309_204733.jpg IMG_20200309_211110.jpg
 

Bron357

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Kashmir is “famed” for its sapphires, not emeralds.
Top sources for emeralds are Columbia and Zambia.
No one sells a 25 carat natural emerald for $110.
Plenty sell highly treated emeralds (as in flux filled, coloured glass filled and even dyed) for whatever they can get.
 

qubitasaurus

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Given the bubbles inside, the prognosis isnt that positive.

Unfortunately the situation is much more complex than just trying to decide if it is natural or not. As emeralds can pe filled with glue type substances which are artificial, and green dye. They can also be reconstituted, which is where they melt down old emerald chips, and reform it into a stone. Chances are good based on the price that you have drawn one of the above. But it will be difficult for us to tell you basee on photos alone. If you dont mind losing 110 dollars plus the price of sending it to a lab then it could be worth doing for curiosities sake. But if you would be upset having spent 200-300 to find it wasnt 100% natural then it would be a good idea ri save yourself the pain.
 

dk168

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For 110 USD, I would probably buy it even if it is a fake, as I kind of like the look of the shape and colour, and would make a nice pendant.

DK :))
 

lovedogs

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Yeah, no one would ever sell a 25ct emerald for that little. Its either heavily treated or not real.
 

chrono

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I know there will be issues based on the price but even so, the stone made my heart sad to look at.
 

Arcadian

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Looks like glass to me.
 

VividRed

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Hi everyone,
Now I really don't know alot about gemstones and I liked this one but I'm just not sure if it's natural or not considering it's cheap price of 110 dollars weighing 25 cts which is something ridiculous as emeralds are much more expensive and the seller is saying that it comes from kashmir?
I've noticed it had so many inclusions inside from bubbles to strings white clouds
I'd be so thankful if anyone could provide me any help or information regarding this IMG_20200309_204733.jpg IMG_20200309_211110.jpg
Save your money
 

Saleh001

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Well I bought it for less than 50 dollars hehe, it just looks amazing and much more beautiful in reality, idc if it's glass as long as it touches my heart since i paid that price
Thanks everyone
 

OoohShiny

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Well I bought it for less than 50 dollars hehe, it just looks amazing and much more beautiful in reality, idc if it's glass as long as it touches my heart since i paid that price
Thanks everyone
If you buy in full awareness, at a price that is reasonable, that's a good thing. :)
 

Saleh001

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I've used a diamond selector to see its thermal conductivity and it gave me above that of the glass :confused:
 

arkieb1

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They generally call emeralds from that region "SWAT" emeralds not Kashmir emeralds to the best of my knowledge;
Swat and Kashmir.jpg
 
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