I just bought this for myself off ebay (not cheap either, unfortunately). And for a weird reason - I love the way Ramone Platero signs his name. I know, not rational. Anyway, I was wondering if it is possible to have perfectly round black dots in turquoise? If this is ink, can rubbing alcohol be used on turquoise? It is very shiny, I think maybe Kingman? I did the tooth test mentioned by Bigbree and it sounded like glass. I can’t tell if the spots are on top or underneath the shine. Second photo looking through my loupe. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your help!
The stone is stabilized and I think they used some type of filler. I don’t think I would mess with this stone and try to remove spots. I can’t think of a Ramone Platero piece that I wasn’t impressed by the stones. Plus looking at the bezel I imagine this is not the original stone. If you find yourself wearing the piece or looking to resell one day you might consider getting the stone replaced.
Thanks Jason, good to know! I am happily wearing it for now, dots and all.