Inspected more of my SLC jewelry w/ tools..very sad

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Inspected more of my SLC jewelry w/ tools..very sad

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After all the talk about cobalt coatings in tanzanite, I inspected and they are fine, BUT it got me to inspect my other SLC pieces. I am very upset. Spinel is NOT supposed to fluoresce under a UV light. I bought some rose spinel back in the day when they still sold it. Sadly, they all fluoresced strongly under short uv wavelength. I did some research and only synthetic spinel fluoresces under shorter wavelength uv lights (blue)or pink sapphires. It was also STRONG. That thing lit up like a Christmas tree! I am angry because it never said "Lab Created" (I still have the paperwork). They advertised it as real. The other option is not any better. Spinel is often confused with PINK SAPPHIRE. All corundums fluoresce, not just Burmese Rubies. So either they lied about it being lab created or they lied about it being a spinel. I'm very disgusted right now.
By the way, you can use a UV light to detect fillers in your gemstones. I suggests people start checking because after my find, SLC hasn't been honest.
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Post by Rolltide » 1 week ago

Rup roh!
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Rolltide wrote:
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Rup roh!
I had to google rup roh to see what it means! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Gem Lover » 1 week ago

What do the fillers look like under uv light?
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Post by Rolltide » 1 week ago

In this case, rup roh = up oh, oh no!!! :shock:
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What do the fillers look like under uv light?
If you use a UV light with a short wavelength (blue light) fillers will glow white..Also, your stone will not be uniform in color. I tested on a few Niassa pieces I bought in the past for fun and the fluorescence was uneven but not as bad as I thought it would be. The Burmese ones were sold so when you put them back to back you can see the difference.
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Post by bluez » 1 week ago

Gemaholic wrote:
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Rolltide wrote:
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Rup roh!
I had to google rup roh to see what it means! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hahaha, Gemaholic! Does that mean you are too young to know Elroy & the Jetsons?

Has anyone shined their light on Ilakaka Pink Sapphires? I haven't seen them in person, but the pix look off to me.
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Post by Rolltide » 1 week ago

I saw online somewhere that those are fissure filled.
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Post by Gemaholic » 1 week ago

bluez wrote:
1 week ago
Gemaholic wrote:
1 week ago
Rolltide wrote:
1 week ago
Rup roh!
I had to google rup roh to see what it means! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hahaha, Gemaholic! Does that mean you are too young to know Elroy & the Jetsons?

Has anyone shined their light on Ilakaka Pink Sapphires? I haven't seen them in person, but the pix look off to me.
bluez
Those are fissure filled for sure. LOL and yes the Jestson's wasn't my generation!
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Post by Margui » 5 days ago

Gemaholic wrote:
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After all the talk about cobalt coatings in tanzanite, I inspected and they are fine, BUT it got me to inspect my other SLC pieces. I am very upset. Spinel is NOT supposed to fluoresce under a UV light. I bought some rose spinel back in the day when they still sold it. Sadly, they all fluoresced strongly under short uv wavelength. I did some research and only synthetic spinel fluoresces under shorter wavelength uv lights (blue)or pink sapphires. It was also STRONG. That thing lit up like a Christmas tree! I am angry because it never said "Lab Created" (I still have the paperwork). They advertised it as real. The other option is not any better. Spinel is often confused with PINK SAPPHIRE. All corundums fluoresce, not just Burmese Rubies. So either they lied about it being lab created or they lied about it being a spinel. I'm very disgusted right now.
By the way, you can use a UV light to detect fillers in your gemstones. I suggests people start checking because after my find, SLC hasn't been honest.
You mean Mahenge pink Spinel? I have earrings with that gem. Then it's possible that it could be synthetic. Years ago, I took a loose Fire Opal to be examined and the gemologist told me that is was a poorly cut stone and it was a Synthetic Opal. I was furious. I called the company back then was known as Liquidation channel. Unfortunately, I could not return it. Back then they had a no return policy. But the loose amethyst and aquamarine are real and are both set in 18kt gold.
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