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what kind of stones are these?
Old 08-05-2019, 07:34 PM
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my stepmother won this set at a raffle YEARS ago...i think she didn't want it because they are pierced earrings, and she doesn't have pierced ears.

so she gave it to me. i could count the number of times i wore it on 2 fingers... i cleared out my jewelry cabinet this summer, and the last step is getting rid of pieces i don't want/need/use.

i was wondering what kind of stone is used. any ideas?


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Old 08-05-2019, 08:10 PM
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Amber, possibly?
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:14 PM
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Jasper or aventurine? Neat set.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:22 PM
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I suspect amber. Possibly some sort of bone originally used for scrimshaw, but I donít think so.

If you are selling them, PM me, please.
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Could it be
Old 08-06-2019, 03:41 AM
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carnelian?


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What type of metal?
Old 08-06-2019, 05:51 AM
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If the metal is surgical steel, dimes to donuts it's banded agate. No one is setting amber in surgical steel.

I'm guessing agate because all those pieces looks like they could have been cut from one slab.

Your picture looks like it has a brown filter (guessing lighting). The solid colors and that the stones don't reflect much light make me guess agate.

This is what banded agate can look like. It can have bands big enough to cut all those pieces from.

Agate is a beautiful semi precious gem stone. Some people say it has healing properties. Agate was a very popular in costume jewellery in the 1970s.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:41 AM
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Could be a few things, but I'm thinking amber or even petrified wood, which also has that coloring.
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