Post # 1
Hi, I have a some kind of colour change gemstone set in a ring but I dont what gemstone it is. I have tried finding out online but havent seen anything which seems to match. Its a gemstone which changes colour through from bright white, duller white, faint lilac, lilac, purple and dark purple depending on lighting. It will change colour from one room to the next. Anyone have an idea as to what it could be please?
Post # 3
I was going to suggest a very pale alexandrite? But now from the pictures I’m really not sure 🤔 Xx
Post # 6
I agree with it being possibly a sapphire. Alexandrite usually has a green shift, whereas sapphire can have a light blue to purple shift.
Post # 7
I have a very pale amethyst which looks very like the second picture . Could be an amethyst?
Post # 8
Thank you for all your replies. I thought it might be sapphire too but colour change sapphires normally change from blue to purple so not sure, as this changes from white to purple. Alexendrite is purple to red I think. It does look like an amethyst when it is showing as a puple colour but other times it can be light lilac, so again not sure 🤔🤔 Has anyone ever come across a stone like this before, would love to know 🤗
Post # 9
It could be a pale rose de france amethyst, but strictly speaking that’s not a color change stone.
Post # 10
What about spinel? Some goes from light grey to light purple
Post # 11
I agree its most likely isnt a real colour change stone which is why I havent been able to match it to any. I was wondering if there where any more that I didnt know about though.
At the moment spinel seems to be the best match if it changes from light grey to purple, although this changes from white to purple, and can go any shade of grey/lilac/purple in between depending on lighting.
Thank you everyone for your opinions, if anyone has any more thoughts they are most welcome 🤗🤗
Post # 12
My alexandrite changes from green to blue to purple. Yours could ba a sapphire. If you are curious, you could send it to GIA for colored stone identification.
Post # 13
I agree that it could be a sapphire. I have a pink sapphire that looks more purple in natural light. You could take it into a jewerly store that has a gemmologist and they could tell you what they think it is or get an appraisal done and then you would know for certain what stone it is.