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January 15, 2019, 10:58:35 pm
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 on: Today at 10:18:03 pm 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by Taogem
If a stone were manufactured would they go to the trouble to make front & back so different?

Not intentionally... 


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 on: Today at 06:54:26 pm 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by NancyJean
Hi, Yes it is antique, 1920's or thereabouts. If a stone were manufactured would they go to the trouble to make front & back so different? Thanks again. Nancy

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 on: Today at 02:16:19 pm 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by redrockrods
my instincts are telling me that there's something not quite right with these stones.  dunno

Possibly manufactured ?  hide

Can't say for sure. just a gut feeling that something is off. I've handled a lot of lapis over the years...these are setting off my spidey senses.

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 on: Today at 01:58:55 pm 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by Taogem
my instincts are telling me that there's something not quite right with these stones.  dunno

Possibly manufactured ?  hide

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 on: Today at 01:02:53 pm 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by redrockrods
my instincts are telling me that there's something not quite right with these stones.  dunno

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 on: Today at 12:19:19 pm 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by Taogem
Now that I can see the close ups, I am with Robert and accept his comment from his experience about having seen similar looking lapis..

But I can not say that I have seen a similar lapis, and can not offer a second candidate  dunno

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 on: Today at 11:17:49 am 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by SSA
Hi Nancy and welcome

I have seen lapis look like the 3 blue ones but I have not seen lapis look like the pale green.  Not saying it's not possible, just saying I haven't seen any.  Usually your high end lapis will have very little calcite and perhaps some pyrite (I like the pyrite).

Hope this helps and nice necklace too - is it an antique?

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 on: Today at 10:08:59 am 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by NancyJean
Thanks George! Here are the close up photos. Nancy


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 on: Today at 02:49:25 am 
Started by SSA - Last post by Crystal
Beautiful work Robert  dancer5

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 on: Today at 12:12:26 am 
Started by NancyJean - Last post by Taogem
If in fact these stones are lapis, I am guessing that the creator for this necklace did not like the look for the blue side of the larger cab. Neither do I..

So he/she decided to flip it around and use the side that has the much higher content of calcite.  I think it was a good choice..

With that said, I am not 100% sure that any are lapis, but am not able to give an ID.

Can I see much closer pics of one of the three smaller ones, and also a front one for the largest cab. 

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