(Closed) What is this gemstone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Looks like either aquamarine or green amethyst. Both are super pretty 🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

@MrsWBS:  actually, depending on how much these rings are, I’d say they were Paraiba Tourmaline 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My first thought was auqamarine.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I too think it is Aquamarine (which is in the Beryl family)

Wikipedia – Aquamarine = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquamarine_(gemstone)

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There is no true Green Amethyst… just regular (purple) Amethyst which has been heat treated “artificially” so that it changes colour.  If it is green, then it is commonly known as Prasiolite (which is in the Quartz family)

Wikipedia – Prasiolite = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prasiolite

Hope this helps,

PS… I agree pretty coloured stone… lol, need to get me one of those !!

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CorgiTales:  i dont think its aquamarine as i haven’t seen any quite that “green” he ones iver seen are usually more “blue”

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Definitely not aquamarine unless it’s just the photo. I have an aquamarine “promise” ring, and it shows only shades of blue, no green. 

I agree with the PP though. 🙂

Either way, it’s so beautiful!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY

It’s beautiful!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

the third one is a mint green diamond though, not a gemstone

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think you might have more than one kind of stone there.  Many aquas are heat treated to deepen the blue color, I think some of these are just untreated.  Some I think are green amethyst.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

They could be a tourmaline or even an apatite also topaz .So many gemstones come in such range or colors and it depends if there treated or not .. Aquamarine when it was first discovered way back when was more “teal” but now it’s all so pale and more sky blue .. But that’s my favortie color stone to … I want a paraiba tourmaline SOOO bad but there crazy $$$$$$$ … 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i agree could be tourmaline, it comes in many colors

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i would have guessed a parabia tourmaline but the clarity of it makes me lean towards anaquamarine

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