Monday, December 29, 2008

I need YOUR help to identify those stones! Thanks!

This is a freeform peyote bracelet that I made for Etsy and called Arctica. The cabs that are used in it were bought from Firemountain Gems in a half-kilo pack of assorted stones. So far I have two guesses - it might be a sort of white opal mined in Russia under the name kaholong, or it might be a moonstone. The first guess comes from girls from a russian seed-bead site, the other one is a guess of a lapidary artist from a little shop in Stockholm. He even said that the stones are of superb quality and rare to find nowadays. I am a bit doubtful about his guess, since the pack of one pound has costed me only 12 US dollars. What do you say?


Stone Nr1:
Stone Nr2:
Stone Nr3:

And this is just a picture of it on our patio:



Thanks in advance!

8 comments:

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Oh, Olga,that is pretty. I have no idea what the stones are but I know some of our Beadweavers team gave you some suggestions. It would be nice if firemountain told you what came in your package, huh?

Foxan said...

Thank you Marilyn!
Hmm, Firemountain sends those assortments without listing the names, just saying that they might contain this and that. Just out of pure curiosity, I might mail them and ask. Thanks for the idea! ;)

pärlbesatt said...

På vissa bilder ser det ut som rosenkvarts, på andra som månsten. Så det, eller opalit (glas alltså) månne?

pärlbesatt said...

Shit, borde läst inlägget noggrannare.. Om det är sten av bra kvalitet kan det ju inte vara glas. Jag har vit agat som är likt det här, men lite mindre halvgenomskinligt. Ta med dem till Geo-city eller Geo-art nån gång, nån där borde kunna säga vad det är. Annars finns det stenkunnare på universitetet, om det kniper riktigt, en som brukar hålla kurser åt Sirlig.

Superduperfint armband förresten!

Foxan said...

Tack! :)
Det blev identiferad som quartz, av dem som kan ;)
Önskar jag kunde mera om stenar och mineraler!

Suzy Q said...

Looks like some stones a friend of mine brought back to me from Thailand. Don´t know what it is though. But good quality quartz sounds likely.

Foxan said...

Thx, Suz!
I'd love to take a course of some kind, to learn myself navigating through the incredible amount of semi-preccious stones (and their imitations) available on the market.

Lojs said...

Jag säger att det är hur fint som helst, oavsett vad det är för sten (jag är inget vidare på att identifiera arter, varken av stenar eller så mycket annat, hehe). Och nu tänker jag inte skriva fler kommentarer, för nu ska jag umgås lite med karln min. :) Du är så himla duktig!! :)

Kram!