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Hi, 

Found this forum via Google. I have a ring and the diamond tester reads it as

Diamond.  I've tried to educate myself about it before I decide to sale ( if it's valuable) and cheat myself  on an amount OR ask for more than it's worth and cheat a buyer. 

 

About the ring- 

14k

redstone  and a smaller clear diamond as well. 

 

I hope to get opinions and more self education .

Photos :

#1 normal/low lighting 

#2-3 sitting on a filtered light to show stone 

#4 under black light 

there are initials inside the bank " WHS" ( I found no info on that )

 

 

Thanks so much 

 

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Given the appearance in normal light and under UV, I would bet on the red stone being a ruby and almost certainly NOT a diamond. Whether it really is ruby, and then natural or synthetic, treated or untreated requires a physical inspection of the stone. Have you brought it to a gemmologist? Or even "just" a good jeweller?

In terms of resale, it certainly has some value, but the value depends very strongly on exactly what the stone is (you may have a few grams of gold and a synthetic ruby, or you may have a natural untreated stone worth something by itself). You can't get this info from photos unfortunately.


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Thank you for the reply. 

I plan to find a jeweller soon to check it out. I have been doing some research on rubies as well.  I have been getting a diamond result on multiple tester. And this is my first tester so I thought just maybe I'm doing something wrong with the testing. The color pulled me away from the thought of diamond. And then I saw this and I held the ring to pick up light behind it from the tablet I was searching on , I wanted to try to get the ring and the stone on screen To be as close to the same as possible. The earrings on last pic , the gold looks like the band of the ring.

 

I never knew that so many varieties were out there. 

 

 

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It doesn't look like a diamond to me either but it's not normally difficult to tell in person. At least around here, I think you would find that difficult to sell but the issue is in marketing more than gemology. Most gemologists will have no difficulty telling you what it is and will be happy to do so for free or a modest fee. Assuming, just for discussion sake, that it's a synthetic ruby and a natural diamond in 14k, your resale value is mostly going to have to do with the gold content. 

 

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Be aware that bringing it to a jeweler for appraisal will give you a biased opinion - not necessarily of content, but primarily for value.  Jewelers and appraisers who work for jewelers have a vested interest in what they tell you.  If you can, try to find an independent appraiser, one who does not buy or sell or work for anybody who buys or sells jewelry.  Neil aka denverappraiser is such an independent appraiser.  He may be a valuable resource.  I would recommend a direct conversation with him as you proceed further.

btw, for what it's worth, just from the pictures you have provided, my guess is RUBY for the center.

Good luck.

 

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On 6/18/2018 at 5:04 PM, Dreamin_Sqaw said:

Hi, 

Found this forum via Google. I have a ring and the diamond tester reads it as

Diamond.  I've tried to educate myself about it before I decide to sale ( if it's valuable) and cheat myself  on an amount OR ask for more than it's worth and cheat a buyer. 

 

About the ring- 

14k

redstone  and a smaller clear diamond as well. 

 

I hope to get opinions and more self education .

Photos :

#1 normal/low lighting 

#2-3 sitting on a filtered light to show stone 

#4 under black light 

there are initials inside the bank " WHS" ( I found no info on that )

 

 

Thanks so much 

 

IMG_20180617_213457.jpg

IMG_20180617_213956.jpg

IMG_20180617_213342.jpg

IMG_20180512_054841.jpg

What a beautiful diamond! ;)

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