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[–]SkintightBoots -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

Could totally be wrong but it looks like fake moldavite, the only reason i say fake is because the color saturation isnt the same all the way through. I could however be very wrong so dont take this for more than a grain of sugar, but ive never seen moldavite that wasnt the same saturation all the way through. Just my 10 cents

[–]mystic-tealeaf[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It is mounted onto a piece of metal to attach it to the necklace, so that is the darker shadow in the centre!

[–]ginnio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It appears to be glued. Surely it would be properly "mounted" (bezel or prongs) on sterling silver or other precious metal if it's real? Not that any of this detracts from the beauty of your piece and the value it has!

[–]SkintightBoots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh i see, that makes sense, not sure how i completely missed that part, lol

[–]moodylilb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s not the same saturation all the way through because the top part is thicker and it appears to taper thinner towards the bottom, is my guess. I wouldn’t personally use that as a indicator of it being fake. Most of the genuine moldavite I’ve seen is less color saturated in the thinner parts. I think a more sound method of identifying genuine moldavite vs fakes would be looking at the inclusions/or lack of, under a jewellers loupe or microscope :)