Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/Tanzanite question

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Hi,

Is my tanzanite real?

I attached some photos of it to this email.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Kari

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Hi Kari,

Regretfully, I won't be able to determine the authenticity of your gem through a picture. The only way to know if it is real is have it checked out in person by a gemologist because tests will have to be performed on it to evaluate what kind of stone it is. The Gemological Institute of America offers those kinds of services: http://www.gia.edu/gem-lab

Best of luck,
Jonathon

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Jonathon Ohayon

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Any diamond, jewelry or engagement ring related questions. I am a Graduate Gemologist and have extensive experience in the field of Gemology including diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals.

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I have been working in the jewelry industry for over 10 years and am a Gemologist. I also appraise diamonds and jewelry for Brilliance.com.

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Graduate Gemologist and Bachelors in Business Management. Apprenticed under Head Gemologist of Brilliance.com for 2 years.

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