It is now on the market as kunzite, and a cut stone of one karat in weight sells for fifty dollars and more.
"You're solid, fourteen karat gold, Slady," he finally said.
Selim bought her last winter for a ten karat ruby and a pint of sapphires.
O'Reilly's judgment proved to be good, as, when weighed, it was found to be of 22 karat.
It's like a fellow handing out a twenty-four karat gold bar to a rube by mistake, under the impression it only looks like one.
Gold leaf should be 18 to 22 karat, and neither aluminum nor silver leaf should be used.