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Old 01-08-2017, 11:30 PM
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Default UPDATE WITH LESSONS LEARNED - No Creepy Gold This Time

Well I learned a couple of lessons from yesterday.

1. I am definitely not a Gemologist.
2. Listen to the advice of my detecting friends on this great forum !!!!

At the advice of a few of you, I decided to have the ring I found yesterday checked out by one of my local jewelers. I sold a small gold and diamond ring to him several months ago and thought he may give me some more info on the ring.

I was the only customer in the store, so he took his time looking at the ring. First, measuring the stones with a jewelers calipers then looking at the stones through his loop. After about 10 minutes and a couple of other tests, he said to me, "I'll give you $550.00 for the ring." I was shocked....he said the diamonds are good with the center stone being roughly .54 carats. He also said that he would need to remove the center diamond, but said it should grade roughly VS2...."a very nice 1/2 plus carat diamond in a platinum setting".

I told him I tested the diamonds with my tester and they came up as simulated. He said you need to keep fresh batteries in those testers and to go back and try again. Sure enough....fresh batteries....and a retest....GREEN LIGHT INDICATING DIAMONDS.

I am going to hold onto the ring for a while and think about my selling options.

THANKS AGAIN....I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR RESPONSES.

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Some of you may remember my post a few days ago with the "creepy" gold crown. Well....today I found the good stuff, but it was more what I like in a gold find.

So I will ruin the suspense....the stones are not real diamonds.... When I check them with my 10x loup, they were just too clean. I also have a really good diamond tester that confirmed a no go for real diamonds.

However, as you can see, the center band is platinum and the two outside bands are 14k. It is a shame that such a pretty ring has fake stones !!!! But I am happy with the 7.64g platinum/gold combo.

As a bonus, I found what I think is another "Chinese Cash Coin"?? Maybe one of our Far East friends can help identify??

Good Luck....Be Safe....Jeff.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:05 AM
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Wow, what a beautiful ring Jeff- congrats on the fast start to 2017!

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Old 01-09-2017, 01:55 AM
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Beautiful ring. I agree. I can't believe such a nice ring would have fake stones.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:10 AM
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Beautiful ring. I agree. I can't believe such a nice ring would have fake stones.
Totally agree. Fake stones in 14K and plat?? STRANGE. Congrats on the metal though

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Old 01-09-2017, 05:44 AM
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Same here! Thats a beauty! Nice weight too...Congratulations!
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:38 AM
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Congrats on a beautiful ring! Maybe they're not supposed to be diamonds? I would have that ring checked out. 14K with plat makes me think you're dealing with real stones. Maybe white saphires? That would make sense and make that ring a lot more valuable.

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:26 AM
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Totally agree. Fake stones in 14K and plat?? STRANGE. Congrats on the metal though
After attending support groups for Alzheimer's I found that some children/spouses have the real stones removed for some sort of false security their wedding bands wont get stolen

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Old 01-09-2017, 10:33 AM
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I would have to agree with Felix. Might not be diamonds, but could be white sapphires or hambergite , which is clear as glass......Nice ring no matter what though.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:52 AM
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I agree with Felix- to spend on gold and platinum why cheap out on the stones.Check it out hopefully you'll be happily surprised. Either way congrats
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:47 AM
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Totally agree. Fake stones in 14K and plat?? STRANGE. Congrats on the metal though
I found a ring about a year and a half ago that tested as diamonds
Took it to a jewelry store where I have spent some dollars and young lady tested it and said Its Real and a very nice diamond.

Happened to be in a jewelry store in November to get the battery in my watch changed and the lady said "My Husband detects" so I took the time to show her a couple of my finds.

The Jeweler said Can I look at your ring? He tested it and it showed that it was a diamond. He then tested it for moissanite and the test was positive. The ring is marked 14k and according to his test it has man made stones

The main stone if it was a diamond would be at least 1 carat so sometimes junk does get put in gold rings.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:40 PM
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Very nice, congrats!

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great looking ring found a 14k look like a real dianond.. jeweler said it may a white sapphire
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:57 PM
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Great ring congrats, a wedding cluster is on my list for one of these days.

I wonder if the woman who lost it knew those weren't diamonds. Or maybe she found out and that's how it ended up in the water!

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:30 PM
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Beautiful ring, Congrats!

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Hey Jeff, That ring just got even prettier!

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Man, I'd take the $550 and run. That's awesome!
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:18 AM
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Sweet! There you go! Step up and drop $50 to become a supporter of this great Forum !! Bank!
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Sounds to me like that ring is worth a lot more than $550. Congrats!
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