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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2014, 01:59:28 PM »
OK fair enough - it is quite solid.
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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2014, 03:22:53 PM »
Ivo's looks like New England Bluerina


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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2014, 03:46:47 PM »
Sounds very likely - thank you!
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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2014, 07:13:17 PM »
Puzzled on comments above re the chocolate-brown colour seen when viewed on edge. I handled all of Parkington's Alexandrite and his impostor examples, he told me the effect was what defined the Webb version.
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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2014, 07:33:11 PM »
'Puzzled on comments above re the chocolate-brown colour seen when viewed on edge. I handled all of Parkington's Alexandrite and his impostor examples, he told me the effect was what defined the Webb version.'

I also understood this to be a defining factor as to whether or not a piece was a Webb's Alexandrite piece.  There is another recent thread where this effect/factor is discussed in quite a lot of detail.
I'll try and find it and link it to this one.

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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2014, 07:36:58 PM »
Is it written down anywhere, Frank - or was that just his personal interpretation because some did get overstruck, or did he have "insider knowledge"?

Haveing seen and held and examined Christine's goblets, where the brown is absent, they look completely right. Brown just doesn't go with the other colours.
(mind you, I don't think "brown" goes with anything  ;) )

I don't know of any "Alexandrite" made by other makers - unless it's neodynium. I thought this tri/quaternary colour heat struck thing was purely "Webb's Alexandrite", "Alexandrite" being the name they specifically gave to this range.
Kind of like the names given to colours by wfs, so you know where you are with "wfs kingfisher", but it would be wrong to describe all turquoises, particularly those from other makers, as "kingfisher".

I'm still not sure if we are yet sure whether the brown is supposed to be there or not. ;D

I speculated not, because it does absolutely nothing to improve it.

This is the big thread where the other discussion got going. It was a bit OT to the OP's post.
How do I tell M to stop looking for it?

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,56652.0.html

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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2014, 07:46:21 PM »
 ;D  Thanks Sue - I had a 'warning someone else has posted' just as I was about to post it.
I've not time to read it all again at the mo, but I did think (could very well be wrong though) that Christine discovered there was some chocolate on her glasses when looking into the rim?  Did I 'think' wrong?
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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2014, 07:47:24 PM »
It looks like a dichroic effect.

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Re: A bit of showing off
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2014, 03:09:25 PM »
It is a dichroic effect.
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