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mystery stone

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Hidden surprise – part 2

Do you remember the mystery stone with a hidden surprise? As it happens, there were more surprises in store after I blogged about this stone. For starters, it took me a good deal longer than 45 minutes to finish grinding and polishing the two halves of the stone--especially after I decided the partially ground and polished cabochons were too thick. This was a weight consideration; many people prefer lighter necklaces. As I worked on these cabochons at the Genie, more colours and patterns were revealed. I am amazed at the colours in this stone.[...]

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Hidden surprise – part 1

Mystery stone with a hidden surprise Awhile back, someone gave me a small cottage cheese carton of polished rocks that her father used to own. In it was a yellow one that looked like polished clay. I took it to Rock Club tonight to try to find out what it was. I asked Doug--who didn't know--and wondered if the inside would look the same as the outside. It was too large to use as a pendant and the color didn't make my heart sing. Should I just toss it? Doug observed that the markings on it were quite interesting and suggested there could be more on the in[...]