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« on: February 12, 2011, 06:22:09 pm »

These are from Ebay and the store called them Blue Sea Sediment Jasper.  They come out of China.  Does anyone on the forum have any experience with them?

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 06:30:18 pm »

Wispy looking!
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 06:38:38 pm »

well, according to google:

Note: Previously labeled variscite, this stone has proven to be somewhat of a mystery. We know that it is a natural jasper-like material, but no one in the market knows what to call it yet. Impression Jasper has become the accepted trade name, but the scientific name has yet to be identified. This stone has become very popular in the market for its beautiful green/blue color and sandy matrix pattern. It also may be found listed as Blue Sea Sediment stone or Aqua Terra Jasper.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 06:54:43 pm »

Thanks for the info Deb!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 08:14:47 am »

Grant.. Really nice looking cab !
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 01:21:12 pm »

It looks very much like some beads & pendants I've seen on ebay sites from China. They call it Variscite (austrailian?). Have seen it in many (obviously died) colors too. Very nice looking stone though. Wouldn't mind having some.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 01:58:01 pm »

well this was from ebay, and it was already shaped, so I bet it was form China.

I think the sand colored veinns meanit is not dyed, but it could be faked up in some other way. Still, I did nt see anyone on the web saying ti was synthetic.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 02:37:28 pm »

I think the material you have is the natural color. From what I've seen it's Austrailian Variscite. But they do die it as well. Here's a couple of pics I copied from ebay sites of pendant type beades made in China. First natural (in my opinion) second a died one. You be the judge. Very pretty material & wouldn't mind getting a couple of pounds of rough what ever it's called.

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 10:22:06 pm »

http://gemaddicts.com/forums/index.php?topic=234.0
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 07:35:54 am »

I have always been attracted to the colors and textures in this stone too Grant.
finish them up so we can see you work your magic:)
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