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Most probably Chrysocolla. Google images – http://www.google.com/search?q=chrysocolla&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch
I have a doubt regarding the genuniess of blue sapphire. As from the picture it looks more over a dyed quartz. Also, there is a scratch on the gemstone. Since, Blue Sapphire is from Corundum family with hardness of 9 in moh’s scale it is very unlikely to have scratch on it. So, better get it certified from a reputed gemological lab in your locality.
Yes, the last one (4) is more towards black onyx.
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Size of stones are not mentioned. So, we cannot determine how closeup or far the picture has been taken, so we cannot decide based upon that. But you’re correct that diamond does not comes in such forms.
Cat’s eye effect only comes in cabochon gemstones of certain varites. There are many fake (man-made glass) cat’s eye stone in the market/trade which can easily be identified with “honeycomb effect”. When seen through microscope or 10x lens at the gridle (just where the semi-dome ends) of a stone, if it resembles honeycomb effect, then the stone is a fake (glass) stone.
I am sure they are not diamonds as raw/rough diamonds generally forms in cube, dodecahedron, octahedron (under cubic system).
Most probably they are just pebbles/marble.August 18, 2014 at 7:18 am in reply to: Is it compulsory for a gemstone to be flawless & transparent for astrological purpose? #6048
When a gemstone is flawless, transparent, then light can refract and reflect well from the gemstone into the body which will result in better/powerful positive energy for the wearer and its surroundings. Natural, untreaded, gemstones are recommended because nowadays heat and diffusion treaments on gemstones like sapphire can even convert colourless sapphires to red sapphires (ruby) i.e. completeing changing astrological prospect of a gemstone. So, it is better to wear natural flawless gemstone for maximum benefits.
However, when someone doesn’t want to buy expensive gemstone then they can opt for substitute gemstones. For example in case of ruby one can go for Red Spinel, Red Garnet (i.e. Pyrope Garnet) gemstone.August 18, 2014 at 7:06 am in reply to: Can I wear ring with emerald, blue sapphire and diamonds suitable? #6047
Please let us know your TOB (time of birth) and POB (place of birth) so that our astrologers can look into your horoscope and let you know if the ring is good for you or not.
Also, please go through forum rules at http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/forum/astrology/609/read-me-first-rules-for-participating-in-the-astrology-sectionAugust 11, 2014 at 7:15 am in reply to: Can Gomed Gemstone (Hessonite Garnet) be worn on right-hand ring finger? #6037
Thread closed for misbehaviour of questioner’s husband (Rupesh) and disrespecting astrologer who are giving their valuable time and providing advice for nothing (free) i.e. to help people in trouble. But some people just don’t get it.
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Natural White Topaz is not a substitute of a substitute. Natural White Topaz is a substitute of Natural White Sapphire (which is another natural gemstone). Natural White Sapphire is a variety of Corundum and Gemstones like Ruby, Yellow Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Green Sapphire, White Sapphire etc. comes into this family. There are 100s of different Natural Gemstones.
Natural White Zircon is the best substitute for a Natural White Diamond.
Topaz and Zircon are completely different natural gemstone. Both have different chemical, physical and optical properties.
- Natural White Topaz (http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/topaz) is an affordable substitute for Natural White Sapphire.
- Natural White Zircon (http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/zircon) is an affordable substitute for Natural White Diamond.
So, as suggested by astrologer, you will have to go with Natural White Zircon to get the benefits.
In case you are buying from eBay.in, please talk with the seller through email or phone first and read the ratings and reviews of the seller before buying.
VERY IMPORTANT: Only buy gemstone which has been certified from reputed gemological lab.
American Diamond and Natural Zircon are two different gemstone.
The confusion arises because American Diamond, which is a synthetic (man-made) gemstone is also known as Zircon in trade while already there is a natural gemstone known as Zircon. So, to differentiate between them, it is necessary to add Natural infront of Zircon name.
Therefore, Natural Zircon (http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/zircon) and Zircon (http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/synthetic-cubic-zirconia – also known as AD – American Diamond, CZ – Cubic Zirconia, Synthetic Cubic Zirconia) are completely different gemstone. And, unfortunately, many people in the trade still don’t know about it.
For astrological purpose, it is always advised to wear Natural Gemstones, so it is better to buy Natural Zircon rather than American Diamond.
The eBay link which you have sent is of Synthetic Cubic Zirconia (an affordable alternative to Diamond) which should not be worn for astrological purpose.
However, you can check out this page http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xnatural+zircon&_nkw=natural+zircon for Natural Zircon being sold by many dealers at eBay.in. However, always ask for gemstone certificate which is certified by reputed gemological lab before buying any expensive gemstone (Rs. 5,000 and up), so that you would be certain what you’re getting is real.
Then chances are that, it can be Afganite (the one with yellow clay). The other one, I am not so sure.
The red one is ruby (variety of corundum – http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/corundum).
Lapis Lazuli is a rock which is mixture of several other minerals and does not occur transparent. With a quick glance, it definitely looked like a lapis lazuli with white veins as calcite (http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/calcite) and yellow minierals as pyrite (http://www.gemstonebuzz.com/pyrite). Is yellow mineral shiny and metalic in lustre? Since, you have said the blue stone is transparent so it is certain that it is not lapis lazuli but can be Afganite as it occurs transparent as well.
However, I will not be able to ascertain blue gemstones unless checked with gemological instruments like refractometer.