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Vanessa
05-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Hello

I popped to a local street market today and spotted the following stones. The lady 'looking after the stall' said she didnt know what the stones were but knew they were all defiantly gemstones. I didn't pay very much for them -2 for 5 stones- I know what 3 of them are but not these ones.

I am thinking that maybe this one is aventurine as it's black and is like the stars at night (if so it's man made is it not and therefore not a gemstone? ) if anyone can help I'd be grateful.... picture quality is not the greatest
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And what about this one... it's actually purple in colour again picture quality is poor ..sorry!6380

Thanks for your help. :)

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Aurarius
06-07-2014, 12:22 AM
The first one looks like a piece of blue goldstone (a type of manmade glass); the second looks like a banded agate.

Vanessa
06-07-2014, 05:16 AM
Thanks just as I thought then really. It was only 40p I can't moan about it.

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Patstone
06-07-2014, 05:47 AM
My daughter made a pendant with one like your black/navy stone and it looked beautiful. She wire wrapped a couple of strands around it and made a flower shape with the wire in the middle. I didnt know it was a manmade stone though.

Vanessa
06-07-2014, 05:53 AM
I picked them out to practice setting them. They aren't very big so could be pendant or large ring. I love the sparkley one too.

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Patstone
06-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Good luck, would love to see when finished.

Vanessa
06-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Thanks will do.

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SteveLAO
07-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Can't make out the first stone too well, but the second one I'm confident is banded agate. If it's a purply colour then it's probably been stained, as they are usually naturally greyish or brownish I think.

Vanessa
08-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Thanks steveLAO. I couldn't get the photo any clearer than that... but it's black/navy blue with lots of sparkley bits looks like a perfect night sky. I think its Goldstone as aurarius says. I love it though regardless of whether it's manmade or not :)

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