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Old 03-22-2017, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
Have you ever seen a CZ with a color as off white/yellow as the OP's? Not yellow enough to add value either...

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No I havnt! I'm here to learn! I'm just saying from the pictures, from my limited experience of multiple disappointments, from the pictures I can see where jkon could assess that as faker...Maybe I better go through my junk jar...

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No I havnt! I'm here to learn! I'm just saying from the pictures, from my limited experience of multiple disappointments, from the pictures I can see where jkon could assess that as faker...Maybe I better go through my junk jar...
Hey, we're all here learn, I certainly don't know everything lol...

I am looking through a cell phone with a grubby, scratched up screen, it's possible I'm not seeing something you guys are as well...

We can argue just like brothers lol...

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I would guess the first place for the plating (if it was) to wear through would be on those fat prongs.. Those prongs of which look like they could keep the door on a gorilla cage safely shut...

That's a lot of prong for a fake IMO..

I can be wrong, ask my wife lol...

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I know it's not what you want to hear...but the mold that ring came from is worth more than a hundred of those rings. I tell it like it is because that's how I learned some 30 years ago when I found my first "diamond ring."
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I know it's not what you want to hear...but the mold that ring came from is worth more than a hundred of those rings. I tell it like it is because that's how I learned some 30 years ago when I found my first "diamond ring."
Buddy, I'm firmly in your camp on this...damn thing looks like junk to me too...I dont have 30yrs experience, but a ton of plated park junkers, faked stamped 14k's and dashed hopes in my 8yrs behind the coil to make me suspicious of about anything I find!...

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Just by looking at it one can tell how "junky" it is made. It's plated. Yes it's a big FAKE.
Those picture are from out of the ground. Hence the small flecks of dirt. As noted in my edit, the ring has been tested for both gold content and diamonds. Acid tested positive at 14k and everyone of the diamonds tested positive on the diamond tester.

You can rail against the picture, but it's hard to argue with the science behind the testing.

It's 14k white gold and real diamonds. Cheers!!
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I know it's not what you want to hear...but the mold that ring came from is worth more than a hundred of those rings. I tell it like it is because that's how I learned some 30 years ago when I found my first "diamond ring."
Not sure the point you are trying to make. As noted it's all been confirmed real.

Just because your "diamond ring" turned out fake doesn't mean they all are. Sorry yours was lousy, but I'm tickled pink with almost 5 grams of gold and all the diamonds in the ring. Woot!

About the only possibility for the main stone is that it is Moisonnite... but thats because my diamond treated can't tell the difference. But even then. The gold isn't fake. It's why I'm getting it appraised.
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Buddy, I'm firmly in your camp on this...damn thing looks like junk to me too...I dont have 30yrs experience, but a ton of plated park junkers, faked stamped 14k's and dashed hopes in my 8yrs behind the coil to make me suspicious of about anything I find!...
Well, if that's two of you, I'll be happy to post live video of the scratch test and diamond testing when I get home this weekend. I'll also posted better pictures, now that it's been cleaned beyond just a rinse in the sink at work (which is where these photos came from.)

No point in having people think I'm blowing smoke. I've found hundreds of rings over the last few years, and only a couple dozen golds. I not only know the difference beteeen junk and real, but also how to test and confirm.

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Personally, given where this was found (well-to-do area), I think a ring like this was probably insured. I know if my wife lost her ring (which was pricey), we'd probably just look for a week, claim it on our insurance, and move on.

Once claimed, FINDING the ring could be a problem, as then you've got to figure out how to get the claim check back to the insurance company, and you've probably already spent it. That's a tough situation to be in... As a result, most insured rings don't want to be "found" by their original purchasers after the claims...
I had that exact situation happen. I did a ring recovery for friends of mine. It was a platunum ring and they had it insured. I found out about it shortly after I started the hobby, two years after it was lost and the insurance paid.

The insurance company had to do some serious research to figure out their procedure for returning the money. It caused all kinds of confusion. We got a chuckle out of it.

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Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View post
Those picture are from out of the ground. Hence the small flecks of dirt. As noted in my edit, the ring has been tested for both gold content and diamonds. Acid tested positive at 14k and everyone of the diamonds tested positive on the diamond tester.

You can rail against the picture, but it's hard to argue with the science behind the testing.

It's 14k white gold and real diamonds. Cheers!!
OK! Thats great Skippy! Congratulations on a massive beauty! I got no dog in this fight, I was just saying I cannot tell a damn thing by eye anymore!...Its just so tough to tell nowadays..Especially White Gold....So I could see why jkon questioned the pedigree....Its not like a 'big solid yellow' and easy to tell from a picture......Hell..even though I dont know jkon from dick, or you for that matter, I can see why he commented as he did, just from the pics...No hard feelings intended by me or him I'm guessing ....Well done Brother!..

Nobody needs to blow any smoke here about a find, for what? On an anonymous Forum especially..No profit in that? We are all in a learning process, and I think this whole thread was very helpful to the membership!...

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