Hello gem friends,
Relatively new to the gem world. I’ve been lurking around here as well as the internet trying to gather information on gems and I must say there’s a lot to learn. In the process of getting some identification equipment but any advanced knowledge is welcome. I came across this sapphire, labelled “Ravishing purple pink sapphire” in an estate sale that I purchased from. Trying to determine if its real or not. Here’s what I know so far:
- It has fluorescence under blacklight. While it’s not definitive, I guess it could eliminate other species.
- I tried to use a spectrometer on the stone. It looks like there’s a thin band in the red region of the spectrum but I don’t think I measured it correctly.
- I did a “flashlight in the dark” test and I didn’t see any color other than the stone color.
I’ve attached some pictures; if you can offer any assistance I’d appreciate it!