Topsailruby

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My mother found this thing (maybe a brooch) on south Topsail beach. She found it as if it had just washed up, it appears to be very old and worn. The ruby in the center is very large, 10 carats at least if I had to guess. Between the holes in it there are flowers, floral design, I can upload more pictures if necessary.Thank you all!
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My mother found this thing (maybe a brooch) on south Topsail beach. She found it as if it had just washed up, it appears to be very old and worn. The ruby in the center is very large, 10 carats at least if I had to guess. Between the holes in it there are flowers, floral design, I can upload more pictures if necessary.Thank you all!
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Please another photo of the other side and a size reference-like a coin.
This will help the readership.
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Topsailruby

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My mother found this thing (maybe a brooch) on south Topsail beach. She found it as if it had just washed up, it appears to be very old and worn. The ruby in the center is very large, 10 carats at least if I had to guess. Between the holes in it there are flowers, floral design, I can upload more pictures if necessary.Thank you all!
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Posted some more pics in the comments
 

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Touch the stone to your lip, cheek to see if it feels cool or at neutral room temp.

On each face of the item there is bleed through of what copper would exhibit photo #1-1 o'clock, photo #2-7 o'clock
 

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My mother found this thing (maybe a brooch) on south Topsail beach. She found it as if it had just washed up, it appears to be very old and worn. The ruby in the center is very large, 10 carats at least if I had to guess. Between the holes in it there are flowers, floral design, I can upload more pictures if necessary.Thank you all!
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Very Cool!!!! Congrats!!!! Welcome to Tnet!!!
 

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You should have it tested by a jeweler. Do not be disappointed though, the base metal is a huge clue to this being costume. A ruby of that size would be mounted in gold or platinum and not that.
Agreed, looks like paste costume jewelry to me.
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