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please help. I am seriously considering purchasing 

J366891
Chrysoprase and Diamond 14K Gold Ring

is it "enhanced "?

How is price minus 15% from Ebates.

 

 

A sincere thank you, for info.

 

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

Unless the description specifically states that the stone is 'natural' then assume that it has been enhanced in some way. Qvc doesn't usually describe their stones in great detail so your guess is a good as mine.

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

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Chrysoprase is not dyed: it is natural microcrystalline quartz with nickel impurities that impart the green color. It is light sensitive and can fade with prolonged exposure to light. Chrysoprase is simulated by dyeing chalcedony green. It is however rare to find natural chrysoprase even in color and free of defects.

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

Two excellent reviews.  Never heard of this stone and the diamonds are "rhodium plated"????

 

 

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

@banned again @SilleeMee of course you are correct.

QVC would be touting all natural if it were.

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

@IMW 

There's really nothing wrong or bad about treatments/enhancements. That's standard practice for most all gems these days. It's very rare when you run across gems which are entirely natural/untreated. 

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

It's a lovely ring. Distinctive. If you like it, purchase it. Probably not for everyday wear as previous posters noted that the gemstone is fragile. But definitely a special event ring!

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?

I think this ring is originally from vault disc overies. I would ask Peyton on facebook.

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Re: Is this chrysoprase dyed?


@kaydee50 wrote:

Two excellent reviews.  Never heard of this stone and the diamonds are "rhodium plated"????

 

 


 

 

@kaydee50 

The diamonds are set in a rhodium-plated setting. Diamonds aren't plated.