Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Mystery Stone

I saw this lone strand unmarked and loved it immediately. I didn't know what it was or how much it cost, but I really wanted it. When I asked the dealer more information about it, he wasn't sure either; but finally decided that it was Spectrolite. I think he was completely wrong. I purchased this gorgeous strand of mystery gemstone anyway. I know I'll find wonderful things to create with it, but I'm hoping someone can tell me what it is.




7 comments:

PoleStar Jewelry said...

Wow Spectrolite? He didn't know what the hell he was talking about. If I had to venture an absolute guess based on the few images, I would say moss amethyst. It is quite unique!

Nelly said...

It looks to me like hematite quartz.

Audrey said...

Haven't a clue what it is - but it does look great!!

janet said...

they remind me of very rich looking coffee beans..beautiful!

Joanna DeVoe said...

"Spectrolite" is actually an appropriate name for a mystery stone when you think about it. The Specter! It's lovely, none the less. Maybe raw ruby or tourmaline? And, correct me if I'm wrong, but spectrolite is a kind of labradorite. Yes?

peace...
Jo

fairchilddesigns said...

I contacted Opalillusions on Etsy about this dilemma and he said it is Oregon Sunstone from the Ponderosa Mine. He specializes in Oregon Sunstone, so I completely trust his assesment. He said he sells similar strands for 5 times what I paid for mine. =) Yay for awesome finds!

PoleStar Jewelry said...

You know that top picture that brio does look like sunstone. woo hoo! Great find, it is beautiful