What do you think this stone is?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1267 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

At first when I saw it was green I thought beryl. It could also be a sapphire. The most common type of yellow stone is citrine. 

Can you upload betterpic or say more about the metal it is set in?


Post # 3
2369 posts
Buzzing bee

majorairhead:  It’s difficult to tell from a picture. I sold fine jewelry for years, based only on your photo I would guess it’s a Citrine, which is a natural gemstone. I doubt very much that it is a yellow diamond, it would refract more light if it were. Based purely on your pictures of course,

ETA: It could very well be cut glass. That would not be uncommon for the era. Lovely ring either way!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 12 months ago by  swonderful.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 12 months ago by  swonderful.
Post # 4
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If that’s gold and the setting is old and the stone has been in it all along, I’m thinking sapphire. Let us know!

Post # 5
1786 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If it’s a diamond, it would have some rainbows in the sparkle.  If it’s more of a glowy shine, probably yellow sapphire or citrine.

Post # 7
1215 posts
Bumble bee

I think sapphire, it looks nothing like my citrine.

Post # 9
1215 posts
Bumble bee


majorairhead:  unfortunately I can’t upload pics. WB needs a regular comp and I just have my phone and a transformer tablet. But my citrine is much more ambery.

Post # 10
4045 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe a yellow topaz, but also quite likely well cut glass.

It does not look like a yellow diamond to my eye. Still a pretty ring though.

Post # 11
437 posts
Helper bee

Citrines are usually more orange. I second what others have said about sapphire, topaz and glass. Only a gemologist will really be able to tell you, though.

Post # 13
16 posts

I had to go to several Jewlers for them to identify my yellow sapphire. I would go to a gemologist, thats where I had the most luck and they were very helpful!

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